Secondary Schools

The service is provided through a subscription which provides your school with:

  • Long term loans of fiction and non-fiction stock for use in your own school library.
  • Access to a wide range of resources including books, artefacts and audio visual items delivered direct to your door.
  • 3 free training days per year for your library manager
  • Free advisory visit
  • A free set of books for the Cheshire Schools’ Book Quiz
  • Opportunity to take part in the Cheshire Schools’ Book Award
  • Heritage, Eclipse and Accelerated Reader user groups and training
  • Resources can be ordered online or by telephone.

How to Subscribe

Secondary schools across all authorities, sign up to the service through a Service Level Agreement which is sent out to all schools in January and runs from April to March each year.

We can arrange for schools to subscribe to the service part way through a subscription year, with a view to buying in a full subscription at the appropriate renewal time.

Cheshire Schools' Book Award 2019

The Cheshire Schools Book Award 2019 was launched in November at Winsford Academy by Stewart Foster, author of Bubble Boy and All the things that could go wrong. Stewart was fantastic and very engaging and the audience were very enthusiastic.

We delighted to announce our shortlist, 26 secondary schools have already committed to taking part. Please contact us to find out more about the book award. 


ELS 2019 book awards poster A4 (3)

KS3 Booklists 

We have recently compiled booklists on Mental Health (PDF, 306KB)LGBT (PDF, 246KB) and BAME authors (PDF, 259KB). The books on these lists are specifically aimed at KS3 pupils. 

Contact us

Education Library Service
Browning Way
Woodford Park Industrial Estate

Phone: 01606 275801
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