The School Librarian

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. Members can read the journal online here (you'll need to be logged in). 

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

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

Volume 69, Number 2, Summer 2021

This edition of The School Librarian is packed full of interesting articles including 'Raising Readers, Changing Lives: Supporting Progress and Pleasure in Reading' by Charlotte Hacking, and part two of Andrew Shenton's article 'Developing Inductively-Inspired Frameworks for Evaluating Information'. And we say thank you to the previous editors, Barbara Band, Bev Humphey ad Joy Court who have all worked so hard to produce TSL over the previous years. Other highlights include 'Why Comics are Awesome for Reluctant Readers' and an article about how social media can help your library.

Sample Issue

There is a sample edition of The School Librarian available to read online to see what it's like. It's from Summer 2019; 67-2. 

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Members can access the past two years of journals online via the Members' tab at the top of the page (you need to be logged in). 

SLA Digital

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Book Reviews

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Further Information

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If you have an article you'd like to submit, or you'd like to offer your services as a reviewer please let us know, either by using the contact form below, or by emailing

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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).

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