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About the SLA

The School Library Association offers:

  • Advisory and information services
  • Lively, practical publications
  • The School Librarian, our quarterly journal
  • Relevant and focused CPD
  • A network of branches for local support
  • Advocacy for school libraries and School Library Services
  • A significant voice at regional and national level

Our Vision

  • We believe that every pupil is entitled to effective school library provision. The SLA is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all.


  • Full contact details are listed on the Contact page. Information about our Board and office staff are listed on the SLA People page.

Annual Reports

Our recent Annual Reports & Accounts are available to download below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Earlier editions of the Annual Report & Accounts are available at

SLA Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

PDF file, 3 MB

Requires Adobe Reader






SLA Annual Accounts and Report - Scottish Version 2016 - 17


SLA Scottish Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

PDF file, 2 MB

Requires Adobe Reader




Company Details

  • The SLA is an independent organisation founded in 1937
  • Registered Charity No. 313660. Registered in Scotland SC039453
  • We are a Company Limited by Guarantee - company no. 552476
  • Our VAT number is GB233 8167 63

Memorandum and Articles of Association

The documents below are available for download in Adobe PDF format.

Memorandum of Association

PDF file, 20 kB. Last amended 13 October 2007.

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Revised Articles 2014

PDF file, 143 kB

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