Library Services for Schools - Book and resource loans

Enrich your pupils` reading and learning choices

Enrich your pupils reading choices and support learning in the classroom. Our extensive range of over 230,000 titles is constantly being updated to ensure you are supplied with the latest high quality titles available.

Ready to Read flyer (PDF 633 kb) - the perfect resource for your school's reading intervention programmes.

Our Book Buses bring the service to your door, offering staff and pupils the opportunity to choose books in a child friendly setting. The stock is carefully selected with reading for pleasure in mind.

Each year we supply nearly 2,500 topic boxes to schools in Cumbria to support learning and literacy. That's around 50,000 books!

Collections can include:

We can also support special requests, for example books on bereavement or titles in dual language. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Extra resources can be borrowed at an additional cost.

"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the lovely topic box you sent me. My request was quite random (Frankenstein, Nature and Wordsworth) and you managed to fulfil all 3 requests. I'm really grateful, thanks so much. My class are already loving the books." Ireby CE School

"Having the wealth and variety of books available, without having to go and search, is invaluable. It's important that the children still research using books and not just the internet. The topic boxes are good value as well without the storage implications." Kirkbampton School

"The feedback from staff is that the topic boxes have been very helpful and supported learning in the classroom so many thanks for that."

"I think this service is invaluable - my kids get so much from these boxes!"

"Thank you for all your support this year, the staff that have used your service this year have witnessed great benefits in their classrooms." English Coordinator, Newtown Primary School

"Just to say thank you for this terms topic box, the contents are spot on, thank you for the time spent to find the right books." Sandgate School, Kendal

"Thank you for all your wonderful support over the last many years, I have always appreciated your help and guidance.....Your project collections make such a difference to the work we can do with our children!"

"Thank you for the topic boxes this term. They were super thank you."