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Schools Library Service

Discover how we support schools to encourage reading and develop the written skills and knowledge of students.

Published: 24 December 2020

Last updated: 1 February 2021

Support, advice and consultancy

The aim of the Schools Library Service is to support schools:

  • encourage a love of reading in all pupils
  • develop pupils’ skills and knowledge in the use of written resources
  • use literature to foster well-being and inclusion.

Browse this guide to view the following services we offer schools in Westminster and some additional boroughs.

Our offer

  • Advice visits: Our experienced librarians to advise on ways to improve a school library, inspiring pupils and encouraging learning for pleasure.

  • Tidy and refresh: Make the most of an existing school library so it is a welcoming and inspiring place to learn.

  • Consultancy service: We can provide a support package to create and develop library spaces in schools.

  • Discount: We offer a discount for these services to schools based in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. 

  • Bookshop: We offer the opportunity to buy new, high quality resources at a discount of up to 32 per cent. We can also choose and order for you. 

  • Loan service: This service, provided by one of our partners, can supply project loans of books, artefacts and costumes as well as loan boxes which meet your class needs and encourage reading for pleasure


For further information on what we can offer:

Visit the Bi-borough Services to Schools.

Email [email protected]

Telephone 020 7641 4320 or 020 7641 4321.