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The School Librarian

About 'The School Librarian'

The School Librarian (ISSN 0036-6595) is the journal of the School Library Association, published quarterly. Free to members, it comes with our quarterly newsletter, info[at]sla.

Each issue contains articles, regular features, reviews of new books - fiction and non-fiction - and reviews of apps, websites and other media in a special section, SLA Digital (formerly ict[at]sla).

Current Issue

TSL 67-2 CoverVolume 67, Number 2, Summer 2019
  • Features Editorial
  • Ten Minutes With... Agnes Guyon: Q&A
    interviewed by Barbara Band
  • Reading Rocks! Using Illustration to Encourage a Love of Reading
    Leia Sands
  • Sharing Ideas and Inspiration: A Visit from Stockholm
    Emma Suffield
  • Breaking News! Look What Happens when Teachers Work with the School Librarian
    Elizabeth Hutchinson
  • Creating a Primary School Reading Culture
    Barbara Band
  • Enabling Students to Learn by Finding Out for Themselves: Our Journey from FOSIL
    Darryl Toerien
  • Towards Rural School Libraries Development: School Librarians' Workshop and Book Presentation Ceremony at Katsande Primary School in Mudzi District, Zimbabwe
    Hosea Tokwe
  • SLA Digital 
    (SLA Digital Reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Previous Issues

Details of issues of The School Librarian dating back to 2005 can be found on our Previous Issues page.

Sample Issue

Prospective members of the SLA can download a free sample of The School Librarian in PDF format.

TSL-65-3 Sample Issue

PDF file, 9 MB

Requires Adobe Reader

Editorial Information

Editorial Contributions

Contributions for feature articles and other editorial items should be sent to the Features Editor:

Articles for consideration are always welcome. The Features Editor is happy to receive enquiries from potential contributors and will be pleased to supply information about presentation.

Books for Review

Books for review should be sent by post to the Reviews Editor:

The Reviews Editor is always interested to hear from people willing to join the SLA's panel of book reviewers.

Weblinks, Apps and Digital Media for Review

Weblinks, apps and all other digital media for review should be sent or emailed to the SLA Digital editor please:

The editor is always interested to hear from people willing to help compile reviews for the digital[at]SLA section.


For a media pack and further information on advertising in The School Librarian, please contact our sales agent:

  • Space Marketing, 10 Clayfield Mews, Newcomen Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9PA
    Tel: 01892 677740
    Fax: 01892 677743
    E-mail: sales[at]spacemarketing.co.uk

Institutional Subscribers

For non-members of the SLA, an annual institutional subscription to The School Librarian journal (ISSN 0036-6595) is available direct from the Association or through subscription agencies.

The subscription rate for the calendar year 2019 is £115.00 (plus a delivery charge of £12.00 to delivery addresses outside the UK and European Union).

Please contact the SLA office for further information.