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School library services in the West Midlands

Birmingham and Solihull no longer have their own designated Schools Library Services for book loans. The surrounding authorities (listed below in alphabetical order) are happy to offer their services to schools in these authorities.

Please be aware that many authorities are reviewing their School Library Service provision and you should check that the service is still operating. Please contact the service nearest you geographically.

Schools Library Services (SLSs) can meet your school’s needs to borrow books for use in classrooms to support the curriculum and for up-to-date and appropriate fiction to enable your pupils to read widely and support the Reading for Pleasure agenda.

Your school can buy in to a SLS according to your needs and budget. SLSs save you time and money:

  • Borrowing is cheaper than purchasing
  • Stock selection is done for you - by experienced information professionals
  • Books are delivered and collected
  • Other resources to enhance topics may be available, eg artefacts, photo packs, story sacks, whiteboard resources
  • Books can be ‘lent on’ to your pupils directly from your school library or learning resource centre

Coventry Schools Library and Resource Service
Children, Learning and Young People's, Directorate,
Coventry City Council
Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY
Phone: 02476 832338
Email: sls@coventry.gov.uk
Website: http://clg.coventry.gov.uk/info/91/schools_library_and_resource_service

Dudley Schools Library Service
Milton Crescent, Lower Gornal,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 3EE
Phone: 01384 812850
Email: sls.cs@dudley.gov.uk

Sandwell Schools Library Service
Popes Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 4PJ
Phone: 0121 569 4415
Email: resource_matters@sandwell.gov.uk
Website: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/sls

Walsall Schools Library Support Service
Manor Farm Centre, King George Crescent, Rushall,
Walsall, WS4 1EG
Phone: 01922 724995
Email: slss@walsall.gov.uk
Website: http://www.walsall.gov.uk/libraries - follow link to Schools Library Support Service

Warwickshire Schools Library Service
Unit 11a/b Montague Road, Warwick, CV34 5LT
Phone: 01926 413461 / 413462
Email: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk
Website: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolslibraryservice

Worcestershire Schools' Library Service
Sherwood Lane, Worcester, WR2 4NU
Phone: 01905 420273
Email: slslib@worcestershire.gov.uk
Website: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/sls