Schools library service

Schools library service - services to schools

Services to schools

Doncaster Schools Library Service offers a comprehensive loan and advisory service to all LEA schools in the area.

Loan Service

Subscribing schools are entitled to the following loan services:

  • loan collection- schools are allocated 50 books per class. This collection is lent for one year and is delivered and collected by the Schools Mobile Library
  • project loans- project loans consist of 25 items, which are lent for one term. They are delivered at the start of term and collected at the end of term

As well as providing resources to schools via the school mobile or in project loan collections, the Schools Library Service also offer the following.

Advisory service

  • general advice on your library
  • producing a library policy
  • computerizing your library
  • identifying priorities and gaps in your stock
  • preparing your school library for OFSTED

Book promotion

  • book days- storytelling and activities
  • book promotion boxes
  • literacy workshops including looking at different fiction genres and authors
  • what's in the book -(character, plot, settings, authors etc)
  • book groups
  • pupil librarians
  • boy's into books
  • working with children who have special needs
  • working with teachers on the type of books available and familiarising then with new or different authors
  • talking to parent groups about books and libraries
  • advice on books

Add-on services- transform your library

  • weeding out old and damaged stock
  • classify non-fiction
  • re-organise
  • computerise your library
  • get ready for OFSTED
  • we do the work so you are free to teach

Location and opening hours

The Schools Library Service is located at:

Top Road
Barnby Dun
Doncaster DN3 1DB

tel/fax: 01302 737991  
email: literacyteam@doncaster.gov.uk 

Teaching staff of subscribing schools are entitled to use the Schools Library Service and requests for material can be made by phone, in writing or by visiting the Schools Library Service.

Opening hours are:

Monday: 8.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

For further information, please contact us: 

Last updated: 25 September 2015 17:28:56