CPD Library

The School Library Association offers a CPD Library service - exclusive to UK based SLA members for a small addition to the usual membership fee.

What is it?

The CPD Library allows members to borrow four titles a year per membership. The profit from this will go back into this service, allowing us to buy more titles to add to the collection. The initial set up of this service was funded through use of the SLA reserves and funding from the Library Services Trust. 

The titles range from school librarianship titles, to behaviour management; from educational psychology to information literacy. Browse the entire list here: CPD Library

Members who sign up for this additional service will be added to our Library Management System (supplied by Softlink) so any loans can be managed. Email [email protected] for information on how to join our CPD Library (an annual charge of £20 per user applies).

Unfortunately, as we send books out via the post, this service is currently available to UK schools only. We will keep in mind the provision of e-books for the future.


CPD Library News

Empathy Lab - The CPD Library includes a range of books to build your knowledge about empathy and the important role it plays in our lives and society. You can find out more about Empathy Lab on their website.

Step 1


Subscription to the CPD library costs £20 per year. This is normally paid at the time of your membership renewal, but if you would like to sign up mid-year we can pro-rate the cost to pay for the rest of the year up to your next renewal. If you are interested in doing this, get in touch with the team at [email protected]

Step 2

Browse the collection

You can see what titles are available by visiting the collection here.

Step 3


When you want to borrow a book, let us know by emailing [email protected]

Once issued we will post the book out to you.

When you are finished reading simply post it back to us and you are ready to borrow another.


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