Schools Library Services: SLS UK

 SLS UK is a collective of Schools Library Services* covering the length and breadth of the UK.

Through our subscriptions & consultancy services we work with schools to help them develop hubs for learning, exploration and self-development.

The development of independent learners starts with inside sparks – igniting classroom curiosity, supporting literacy skills, creating a reading culture and fuelling digital fluency.

Run by experienced qualified librarians who have knowledge of the curriculum and of children’s literature, our mission is to be a catalyst for learning by providing teachers and schools with what they need to deliver positive outcomes for pupils. We:

  • Advise and provide training on creating, managing & developing school libraries and teaching resources
  • Lend or make available for purchase carefully chosen resources to support teaching and learning in the classroom, an anti-racist curriculum, and wider reading for pleasure and enjoyment.
  • Organise a range of creative reading events to help schools promote reading for pleasure

All schools can access the services of a Schools Library Service, whether or not they have one in their own local authority. 

Full details are on the SLS-UK website

Twitter @sls_UK




*Schools Library Services are one of the many services offered to schools - all phases and all sectors - by local authorities. 

The way each service operates varies considerably from authority to authority.

Essentially, a Schools Library Service will:

  • Advise schools and provide training on managing and developing their own school libraries and teaching resources in schools, on teaching information literacy skills to enable children to become independent learners and to help schools create a reading culture.