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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, 8.5 MB).
  • info[at]sla, our quarterly newsletter
  • Publications covering all areas of planning, running and evaluating a library.
    Try 2 examples of our publications
    for free.Everyone Reading

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!

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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


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. 

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


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


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.