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What's in it for me

Membership of the SLA offers:

  • Telephone and e-mail advisory service to help you in setting up and running an effective school library resource centre which will enhance your pupils’ learning – free to all members
  • Members-only areas on the website with exclusive information and downloadable resources for primary school staff and secondary school staff. Try examples of our support documents for free.
  • A free quarterly journal giving your staff all the latest reviews on new books and articles describing best practice. Try our journal for free: download sample issue (PDF, 8 MB).
  • info[at]sla, our quarterly newsletter
  • Publications covering all areas of planning, running and evaluating a library.
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What the Association has done in the past year

What we did for school libraries...

A useful A4 sheet that collects together brief information on many of our initiatives and activities. Can be helpful in convincing others about the value of SLA membership!

2018 Round Up A4

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  • Full contact details are listed on the Contact page. Information about our Board and office staff are listed on the SLA People page.

Partnership offers

The SLA links with external partners to provide member benefits where we feel they would be of use to members, and add to the services that we provide or support members in delivering the service they wish to provide. This is an ongoing piece of work, and we update this page as new offers become available, if you have a company you think would be useful to members, please get in touch: info[at]sla.org.uk. 

The companies below provide member benefits for SLA members. To view the offer details and the required voucher codes, you need to be logged in and go to https://www.sla.org.uk/member-benefit-offers.php

Carel Press

Carel Inspire Learning
Carel Inspire Learning

15% discount off our Library Learner Quiz Pack (either secondary or primary version) https://carelpress.uk/library_success_quiz_pack

The pack effectively teaches library skills and lets you monitor students’ progress: ‘The user-friendly interactive pack (is) a quality learning resource for the school library at an affordable price’  --SLA Digital Reviews.

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ClickView (www.clickview.co.uk) combines brilliant educational video content and powerful software, allowing educators to find great content fast. ClickView gives you immediate access to thousands of educational videos, delivered in a platform that enables simple access, VLE and LMS integrations. ClickView is offering an SLA Member benefit of a 5% discount for new subscriptions on the first year's subscription.

DLT Magazine  

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Magazines are a great way to encourage reading for enjoyment and a valuable information resource for students. By ordering through  DLT Magazines you’ll be saving your school hundreds of pounds every year with permanent discounts of up to 70% off cover prices. Your magazines are delivered every month by a secure carrier in one easy to manage pack and their flexible subscriptions means you can change your titles as ofter as you like for the same fixed monthly price.

ESBLOGOEuropean Schoolbooks Ltd

The SLA has partnered with European Schoolbooks Ltd to give you 10% discount on all European books bought through the European Bookshop website.  Books are available in many languages including French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian.  Children's books, dictionaries, National Curriculum set texts, games, magazines and coursebooks are all available. 


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Lexplore (www.lexplore.com) is a new reading attainment product for schools. Revolutionary AI-based assessment can provide schools with a unique and analytical insight into reading. By monitoring a child's spontaneous eye movement, Lexplore's precise machine learning models can pick up on minor differences in the way children's brains process text. They are then able to objectively determine a child's reading attainment across five key cognitive processes in a matter of minutes, and also pick up on specific eye movement correlations which quickly highlight children with difficulties, such as dyslexia.

National Literacy Trust

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We’ve teamed up with the NLT to offer a 10% reciprocal membership discount.  It is valid for new school registrations and renewals and the payment type will need to be either debit/credit card or via invoice.



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Peters are delighted to offer SLA members, a fantastic 30% off* books. Order online at schools.peters.co.uk, where you will find all Peters' reviews plus much more. Place your books into your basket and enter 'SLA30' in the voucher code box prior to checkout to get 30% off.

Offer also available on visits to Peters Birmingham showroom and on bespoke selections. See full details of offer and *exclusions at www.sla.org.uk/member-benefit-offers.php



Qfiles LogoQ-Files

Q-files.com, the online library of knowledge, is a comprehensive and authoritative website specifically designed for use by students in both primary and secondary schools.

Currently consisting of some 1,800 pages covering science, technology, history, geography, culture and much else, Q-files is the digital equivalent of an up-to-the-minute school reference library. It fully embraces—and goes well beyond—the curriculum for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Q-files has been produced by long-established children's reference book publishers, Orpheus Books Ltd. The entire site has, according to publishing practice, been carefully vetted by academic experts. The team are constantly improving, adding to and updating it.

Brimming with facts, images, diagrams and videos, Q-files provides wide-ranging, in-depth, easily navigable and visually appealing content in a student-friendly (and teacher-friendly) format.

Please find out more about Q-files by visiting our companion site, www.Q-filesEducation.com. It contains a video guide to using the site presented by Guernsey SLS librarian Elizabeth Hutchinson, more information about the Q-files team, a complete list of pages, tips on how Q-files can be used in schools, and news and reviews.

We are currently offering all SLA members a FREE TRIAL to Q-files, valid until 31st July 2019. The site will available to library staff, teachers and students both in school and at home for the duration of the trial.


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Softlink offer SLA members 5% off the initial purchase price of Oliver or Scout.


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The Day and The Day Explorer

At The Day and The Day Explorer, we love facts. That is why everything written by our team of trained journalists supports teachers who want to ignite curiosity in their classrooms. Articles are published on the most relevant and stimulating world news, allowing students of ALL ages, abilities and backgrounds to engage critically with national and global issues. Use our extensive archive of material in curriculum lessons, guided reading sessions, form time and whole-school assemblies. Improve students' information literacy and critical thinking skills, stimulate meaningful discussion, and debate real world issues using our interactive activities and assignments.


The Literary Gift Company 


The Literary Gift Company was founded in 2009 by Dani Hall. 

A former bookseller and bookshop manager, Dani was just completing an MA in Children's literature when she launched the company with around 200 products in Reading (where else?!) The website now has well over a thousand literary products and fans across the world. Products include a hand-picked selection of beautiful and practical gifts for book lovers, including clothing, jewellery, perfume, reading tools, games, and much much more.

We aim to be a one-stop-shop for all book lovers. We produce our own range of literary products, as well as offering a unique combination of gorgeous products from new designers, along with the best of quality brands from our partners. We are particularly interested in promoting products which recycle, or 'upcycle' abandoned or out-of-date books.


Wheelers ePlatform

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Sign up to a Wheelers ePlatform eBook and/or audiobook package and enjoy an extra 3 months for free in addition to your 12 month subscription, worth a minimum of £185 in savings! It has never been more cost efficient to add digital stock to compliment your print library with our ePlatform One option giving all of your students and staff access to 1,250+ eBook and 630+ audiobook titles for a simple annual membership, worth over £50,000 in content! From our UK offices, we support schools in the UK, Europe and South Africa – so please make contact and ask for our free trial to see what ePlatform has to offer your school too.

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WRd (http://wrdmag.co.uk) – SLA members can subscribe to WRd magazine at a discounted price. It now includes WRDXtra, a YA mini magazine, so appeals to all the age ranges.