Advice and support

There are many different ways that we can support you and your school library.

How we can support you

Learning Resources for Education staff can visit your school library and provide you with a detailed report of recommendations on how you can make the most of your library and our service. This is part of our offer to all LRE subscribers. Non-subscribing schools, or those who use us on an ad-hoc basis, can also book a visit at a cost. Schools should email Learning Resources for Education to book.:

​Don't have enough hours in the day to sort and tidy your library? Let us do it for you! LRE staff will come to your school library and delete old or out of date books, re-label and/or rearrange your library. This service is available to all schools regardless of whether you subscribe to LRE.

The price of this service depends on the amount of books you have, how long it will take and how many LRE staff will need to attend, so please contact us to find out more.

​We aim to hold 3 network meetings a year for school librarians or the member of staff who has responsibility for the library. It's a great opportunity to meet with members of staff from other schools, share experiences and ideas, as well as visit our showroom. These meetings are open to all school staff or librarians, regardless of whether you subscribe to LRE.

We can send a half-termly newsletter to all schools in the county with LRE updates and bookish news and events. The newsletter is emailed to all LRE contacts we already have, but if you would like to ensure you receive a copy in your inbox every half term, you can email us to sign up.

​Pick your own books! Why not spend an afternoon browsing our shelves and picking your own books? Maybe even bring along a few students to choose books for their classmates?

Schools who have long term leasing stock are able to exchange books up to three times a year, and this is the perfect opportunity to come along and choose what to borrow. (COVID-19 restrictions dependent. A maximum of 4 students per one member of school staff.)

​Peters is a specialist children's book supplier with a showroom based in Birmingham. LRE often organise trips to Peters via a minibus from our base at Booth Meadow House in Northampton, from where you can travel to Peter's to spend a day choosing books for your school library at a discounted rate. Lunch is also provided. It is always a great day out, and there are often some freebies to be had.

There is a small charge for this trip to cover minibus hire. This offer is open to both LRE subscribers and non-subscribing schools. We will advertise upcoming visits in our newsletter.

​Order discounted books delivered to your school with access to Petranet from Peters Books. You can save up to 26% on the cover price of books. Contact Learning Resources for Education to find out more and how to access the Petranet portal.