School Libraries Resources Service
Resources and special collections
Tailor-made loans for every teacher in the school and not just books!
The school libraries resources service provides loans to schools to support the delivery of the National Curriculum.
• Books (Fiction and non fiction)
• Big Books (Fiction, non fiction and a few titles in Braille)
• Dual language picture books
• Other educational resources
Details of all resources available from the SLRS are included in the online library catalogue. Use 'select location' to find items belonging to the school libraries resources service after entering your search term. In the classic catalogue you need to opt to search the whole database which includes SLRS items.
Special loan collections on different topics
• Educational artefacts (faith collections, historical and geographical themes)
• Single author collections
• Reproduction art prints
• Resources packs
• Cds ( spoken word and world music)
You can find details of our special collections in the directories section on the right of this page. These collections can be included as part of your school's loan request.
Advice and support
A librarian can also provide professional advice and support for schools in the development of their own library resource centres and help schools in buying new books for their libraries.
The service is available to all schools in the London Borough of Barnet on a subscription basis. Subscriptions are for one financial year at a time and are based on pupil numbers.
Registration and loans
If you are joining the service for the first time, please contact the service for advice.
To place a request for the first time, please apply for a “School Libraries Resources Service loan request” listed under “School libraries resources service loan requests” and register as a new customer. Membership is separate from the public library service and you should register using your current school’s address and contact details.
Please use a separate loan request form for each term, giving as much detail of your requirements as possible. Please contact the service if you need any help.