Purchasing and library design

The School Library Service can help you buy new stock and assist with library renovation and design

library resource selection and planning

Personal Shopper Service

As part of the personal shopper experience, SLS can:

  • look at your existing stock and identify any gaps
  • recommend specific stock linked to topics
  • select stock for particular groups of pupils
  • choose current titles to give your library a new lease of life.

SLS online bookshop

Our subscribers enjoy free access to the online bookshop and SLS booklists. You can select specific texts to support your curriculum topics, or resources to support accelerated reading and book banding. You'll have direct access to our book supplier’s website, where you can order from home or school with a 26% discount. Books will be delivered to your school and jacketed (for a small extra charge).

Current awareness collection

If you would prefer to choose your books in person, why not visit our current awareness collection in Fareham? It is made up of books published in the last two years and includes approximately 2,000 items. The collection focuses on high quality authors and illustrators, showcasing the very best fiction and non-fiction titles. Our current awareness collection will ensure your money is spent on quality titles to enhance your stock.

Library design

Our team can help you design a library that will maximise your space, promote your stock and encourage an environment of social learning.

Local centres

North Schools (Andover and Basingstoke areas)
South Ham Library
Paddock Road, South Ham, Basingstoke, RG22 6QB
Phone: 01256 811089

North East Schools (Farnborough, Alton, Hook and Bordon areas)
Farnborough Library
Pinehurst, Farnborough, GU14 7JZ
Phone: 01252 375823

South and East Schools (Fareham, Gosport, Hamble, Swanmore, Eastleigh, Havant, Petersfield and Winchester)
Fareham Library
Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7EN
Phone: 01329 284238

South West Schools (Forest, Waterside and Romsey areas, Chandlers Ford)
SLS Centre, Calmore Junior School
Calmore Drive
Calmore, Totton, Southampton, SO40 2ZZ
Phone: 02380 668481

Already a subscriber? Visit the SLS Moodle 

Because of a growing partnership with the School Library Service, pupils access a greater range of stimulating and appealing reading material. As a result, they are able to utilise a growing technical and subject-specific vocabulary more accurately to improve the quality of their writing.
Extract from a Hampshire primary school Ofsted report, June 2016

Contact us

You can contact the School Library Service team by phone, email or our online enquiry form.

School Library Service Headquarters
Fareham Library
Osborn Road
PO16 7EN

Phone: 01962 826660
Email: hq.sls@hants.gov.uk