Send your book for review in The School Librarian

This has approximately 40 pages of book reviews, and we post additional ones online. All the book reviews are now searchable by members including tags - giving them extra life as teachers and library staff create book lists. Send to 'The Reviews Editor, The School Library Association, 1 Pine Court, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 8AD, UK'. 

All reviews are sent to publishers if they are reviewed, though there will be a slight delay in doing this. (You can always buy the journal to see them straight away!).

Offer our members a benefit

Like a free visit, free posters or bookmarks – send copy to and we’ll get back to you with the best placement for it.

We can use our network of branches to target specific areas local to you if that's your preference. 


Do an SLA members only competition

This could be in the physical newsletter that goes out once a quarter, the digital newsletter or on the website.  

Send copy and ideal timeframes to and we’ll get back to you with the best placement for it.

Send copy to and we’ll get back to you with the best placement for it.

Our Information Book Award is in its 9th year

If you write Information Books or know someone who does this may be of interest to you.  Check the IBA page for further information.



Support our other Awards

As well as the Information Book Award we run the School Librarian of the Year and the Inspiration Award, as well as supporting the Pupil Library Assistant Award. None of these awards are financially supported by membership money. 

The Awards are important in telling positive stories about school libraries and get a lot of attention from both the publishing, library and educational community. There are plenty of ways to support the Awards, from Sponsorship to donating prizes, to helping us spread the word. 

Make sure you’re on our mailing list for information about the annual Weekend Course

We are always looking for speakers, authors, illustrators for a wide audience, or come as a delegate to make connections and find out what's going on in the world of school librarianship. 

To find out more about the Weekend Course have a look at our dedicated page. To join the mailing list please email weekendcourse[at]sla[dot]org[dot]uk. 


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