Library Services for Schools - Transform your library

How effective is your school library?

"In addition to reading, writing and other direct learning outcomes, there is evidence that school libraries are also important for pupils' personal outcomes. School libraries have been connected with outcomes such as reading enjoyment, attitudes and perceptions of learning." School Libraries - A Literature Review of Current Provision and Evidence of Impact. The National Literacy Trust, June 2017

Our specialist staff can provide you with advice and practical help with all aspects of library development.

Our service is fast, flexible and cost effective. Call our Primary Schools team for further information and current costs on 01228 226506.

If you are a school from outside Cumbria and you are interested in our library development service please contact us for costs and availability in your area.

Transform your library gallery

 We can help you improve your school library by: 

  • Providing advice on layout and design
  • Assessing and improving your stock
  • Organising your library
  • Cataloguing your books onto your computerised library management system
  • Delivering library skills sessions 
  • Training for pupil librarians

"It gave our library a total revamp and gave us the courage to throw out old and tired books as well as knowing books are correctly banded. Great communication, great job done, including ordering up to date variety of books. Thank you." Lowther Endowed School, Hackthorpe

"...always works very hard and offers valuable advice...we can be assured that our library is up-to-date and suitably organised." St Begh's Catholic Junior School

"Library fully audited. Old books sorted for our disposal. Looks like a library should and excellent advice on what we need to purchase. It was a fantastic investment for the school with a great outcome." Flimby Primary School

"Very good value for money - we would never have got this done without the help of the librarian. We had an expert to lead on the reorganisation of the library instead on relying on school staff working in holidays. We now have a fantastic and inviting library and we wouldn't have managed this without Library Services." Beetham CE School

"We have used this service for a number of years now and it has allowed us to build up a brilliant library" Newlaithes Junior School, Carlisle 

"Having the expertise of the librarian was undoubtedly an asset. Our library was in great need of reorganisation." St Pius X Catholic Primary School, Barrow 

"Thank you so much for everything you have done to move our library forward. It has been a very welcome, positive experience. Much appreciated by all." 

"Once again, thanks for all your hard work, the library is working much better now."

"I really need you to come and work your magic on our Library and reading books!" 

"Thank you so much for the help and support you have given us reorganising our library for us, much appreciated!" Victoria Junior School, Workington 

"Can I just say a HUGE thanks to you and your colleagues for the tremendous work you have done in the library - it looks amazing! What a difference!" South Walney Junior School