Schools Library Support Service

Supporting quality learning by adding quality and quantity to a school’s resources and by enriching children’s reading experiences

comment Our service at a glancelib

  • All our resources support literacy & current national and creative curriculums, mainly at primary and foundation level
  • They provide high quality reading for enjoyment, a key Ofsted recommendation
  • Termly book loans
  • Over 100 themed Book Boxes,75 Storysacks, over 70 class readers in Sets of 15, & over 30 Twenty on a Topic Boxes
  • Resource loans – over 500 themed boxes of artefacts, posters,  and teaching packs
  • Support for literacy in the classroom
  • Providing lunch time and after school reading clubs
  • Professional information and practical help to make the most of your school library
  • Staff training- 3 training sessions arranged centrally at extra charge. Available in school from in school support work hours
  • Discounted book purchase – 20% discount on most titles

 Service Summary:

Standard PRIMARY Packages available 2017-2018

Band A

Under 200

Band B


Band C


Band D


Band E


Band F

600 +

 Professional librarian hours per year 6 9 12 15 18 21
Book loans

1 book per pupil per term

1 book per pupil per term 1 book per pupil per term 1 book per pupil per term 1 book per pupil per term

1 book per pupil per term

Bookable loans per term

Resource items, Book Boxes, Sets of 15, Big Book Packs, 20 on a Topic Boxes

12 14 16 20 22 24




Annual Consultation visit to discuss Service Level Agreement

Courier Charge £60 per year for one delivery and collection per term included in package price

Discounted book purchase – labelled as per school’s criteria

Telephone Helpline – book and library advice

Emergency assistance


SECONDARY Packages available 2017 -2018

Free termly Network meeting at Walsall SLSS Manor Farm Centre

6 Information Digests to keep School Librarians up to date Half Termly £60

Running a Book Club 6 sessions

Books and materials supplied

As required £60 per hour
Secondary Book Quiz  Annual  £80

Revitalise Your Library /Maintenance Package          

Audit Stock against curriculum or specified criteria e.g. Walsall SLSS Significant Author Lists

Stock revision as directed



 As required  Minimum 3 hours for £180

After that, £60 per hour or £300 for 6 hours

Information session on any related School Librarianship topic

Furniture and library layout

Book promotion

As required £60 per hour

Half day training at Walsall SLSS Manor Farm Centre

8th Nov 2017

Topic: Secondary Book Awards UK

Annual £85

In school training supporting new staff

Classification and/or Keywording

Book promotion activities

Carnegie and Greenaway Shadowing

Current book awareness

Information skills

As required £60 per hour


Why choose us?

We are a team of dedicated, professional staff who have many years experience supporting schools to raise standards and improve literacy. Flexibility and good customer service are what schools value and we pride ourselves in offering both.
We are committed to providing children and young people with the skills to read for enjoyment and information.
We provide a named Schools Library Consultant, as your main point of contact, who will discuss annually, in person, your school needs and how we can best meet them.

Don’t take our word for it

Many, many thanks for all the hard work you’ve done for us with all our lovely new books. I can’t recommend you highly enough.

Literacy post holder, Kings Hill Primary

I have enjoyed this very much and I wish we could do it again.

Child at last session of a reading club, St Michael’s Primary

Placed order on the phone and recieved books quickly. Efficient service.

School administrator, St Thomas of Canterbury

cost Costs

  • Maintained schools – free at point of delivery.
    • For school year 2017-2018 funding was de-delegated back to the council to maintain the current level of service. Please see standard package details above.
  • Primary Academies
    • price on application, call us to discuss your needs.
  • Nursery and Special Schools
    • price on application, call us to discuss your needs.
  • Secondary schools
    • see Secondary packages above, Call us to discuss your needs
  • ALL Schools
    • Additional work by SLSS staff £60 per hour or £300 per day (six hours).
    • Courier service delivery (3 visits) and collection (3 visits) £60.00 annually . This is optional – schools can collect and return resources themselves.

search Find out more

Christine White

Schools Library Support Service Manager
Manor Farm Centre
King George Crescent
Rushall, Walsall, WS4 1EU
01922 652233

Fax: 01922 652298