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Schools' Library Service

Dudley Schools' Library Service provide high-quality advice, support and resources to schools and other educational settings, promoting reading for enjoyment and assisting them to provide achievement and raise standards.

We offer the loan of a wide range of high-quality books and other resources, literacy support, activities to promote reading as well as professional advice and support.

Our aims are to:

  • promote reading as a valuable and enjoyable activity
  • assist schools to develop and extend pupils’ reading abilities and skills
  • support and enhance teaching and pupils’ learning experiences
  • assist schools to improve achievement and raise standards, particularly in Literacy


Resources are loaned on a half-termly or termly basis. These include: 

Topic boxes - These consist of approximately 20 books and may include other resources e.g. photo packs. They can cover most National Curriculum areas and class topics, and are tailored to individual needs.

Fiction boxes - These boxes contain approximately 20 mixed fiction titles and may include a mix of genres (e.g. adventure, humour) and authors. Boxes can also be created to match more specific requirements.

Literacy boxes - Can be compiled to support the teaching of specific genres e.g. instructions, reports.

Author boxes - Contain around 20 books by an author and may also include other material e.g. biographical information about the author, soft toy book characters.

Big books - We have a large collection of big books suitable for shared reading, including both fiction and non-fiction titles. Please see catalogue downloads:

Big Books Non-fiction

Big books fiction 

Share-a-sets - Consist of class reading sets of 20 copies of the same fiction title. We have an extensive and wide range available, including a variety of authors and genres.

Share-a-sets (Author Order) 

Share-a-sets (Title Order) 

Guided Reading sets - These consist of 6-8 copies of fiction titles. Some non-fiction titles are also available.

Guided Reading sets 

Artefacts - The collection covers different National Curriculum subjects and resources may be borrowed for a half-term/term.


Storysacks - A range to match popular fiction titles for younger readers, including puppets, games etc.


DVDs - We have a collection of DVDs which can be loaned for half a term, covering both fiction and non-fiction.



Teachers and other school staff are most welcome to visit us to browse and order resources (please ring to arrange this). Staff meeting time/INSET day visits to find out more about our services and resources may also be possible. 

  • Dudley Schools’ Library Service

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm (including school holidays).