About "The School Librarian"

The School Librarian (ISSN 0036-6595) is the journal of the School Library Association, published quarterly. 

Each issue contains articles, regular features, reviews of new books - fiction and non-fiction - and reviews of apps, websites and other media in a special section, SLA Digital. 

The journal is free to members, or you can subscribe. To find out more about subscribing to The School Librarian please email info@sla.org.uk.

The School Librarian is indexed by EBSCO, Gale and ProQuest.

Volume 68, Number 3, Autumn 2020

The School Library as Sanctuary: Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Wellbeing by Emma Wallace

Wellbeing through the School Library: Dogs, Books and Beanbags – the Perfect Mood-boosting Combination! by Lucy Atherton

Reasons to be Cheerful: Dealing with Personal Anxiety by Kevin Sheehan

School Librarian of the Year: Announcing the New Honour List by Stephen King

The Reading Agency’s Reading Well Programmes: How Books Support Mental Health and Wellbeing by Annie Robinson

Useful Organisations for Supporting Mental Health by Barbara Band 

Sample Issue

Prospective members of the SLA can view or download a free sample of The School Librarian in PDF format.

Sample copy of The School Librarian Volume 67 Number 2 Summer 2019.

SLA Digital

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Book Reviews

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Editorial Information

Editorial Contributions

Contributions for feature articles and other editorial items should be sent to the Features Editor:

  • Barbara Band

    E-mail: sleditor@sla.org.uk

Articles for consideration are always welcome. The Features Editor is happy to receive enquiries from potential contributors and will be pleased to supply information about presentation.

 Books for Review

Books for review should be sent by post to the Reviews Editor:

  • Joy Court

    E-mail: joy@sla.org.uk

The Reviews Editor is always interested to hear from people willing to join the SLA's panel of book reviewers.


Weblinks, Apps and Digital Media for Review

Weblinks, apps and all other digital media for review should be sent or emailed to the SLA Digital editor:

  • Bev Humphrey

    E-mail: digital@sla.org.uk

The editor is always interested to hear from people willing to help compile reviews for the SLA Digital section.



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  • Space Marketing, 10 Clayfield Mews, Newcomen Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9PA

    Tel: 01892 677742

E-mail: sales@spacemarketing.co.uk


Institutional Subscribers

For non-members of the SLA, an annual institutional subscription to The School Librarian journal (ISSN 0036-6595) is available direct from the Association or through subscription agencies.

The subscription rate for the calendar year 2020 is £122.00 (plus a delivery charge of £12.00 to delivery addresses outside the UK and European Union).

Please contact the SLA office for further information.