Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Membership and Additional Services

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Membership charges

We offer great value for money for schools that choose to use us.

School type

Charge 2023 - 24

Primary School

£6.00 per pupil

Secondary School


For Primary Schools, membership grants access to a set number of project boxes throughout the school year.

For both primary and secondary schools, membership means you have the support of the Schools Library Service from Monday to Friday, via telephone or email. As well as granting discounts to our packages, as detailed below.

Termly Project School Packages

Project school packages are available for both members and non-members.

Project boxes comprise of approximately 20 books on subjects of your choosing. A project box can include one topic or several. Popular subjects include:

  • Romans
  • Environment
  • Animals, including humans
  • Transport
  • PSHE
  • And much more! Whatever your subjects, please ask us.

Primary schools receive one project collection per class per term as part of their membership. Any additional project boxes requested would be charged at the following.

Project Collections Service

SLS Member's Price per additional box

Non-membership Price per box

Per project box



Artefact collections

Bring learning to life with our ever-growing range of artefact collections. These are available for a 4-week period and include free delivery and collection. They include:

  • Africa
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • A Village in India
  • Aztec & Mayan
  • Chinese New Year
  • Evolution/DNA
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Great Fire of London
  • Houses & Homes
  • Inuit
  • Knights & Castles
  • Mexico
  • Rainforest
  • Romans
  • Saxons
  • Seaside
  • South America
  • Space & Time
  • Stone Age
  • Toys - Old & New
  • Tudors
  • Victorian/Edwardian Toys & Schools
  • Victorian Trunk
  • Vikings
  • World Religions
  • World War I Suitcase
  • World War II Suitcase

Artefacts Service

Price (SLS Member)

Price (Non-member)

4-week hire



4-week hire Artefact bundle (includes 10 books)



Puppet-themed boxes and Storysacks

We have a range of puppet-themed boxes including Woodland Animals, Fairy tales, Dinosaurs, Jungles, and Under the Sea. These support the curriculum and add a fun dimension to learning.



(SLS Member)



Puppet-themed box (4-week hire)



Storysack (4-week hire)



Book purchasing (members only)

Are you looking to purchase stock to keep? For our members, we can help with this by setting you up with our suppliers so you can order books from them to be delivered to your school. You will also benefit from the discount we have with our suppliers.

Book Requests (members only)

With our book request service, you can request specific titles and we will do what we can to procure them.

Number of requests




Consultancy service

We have a wide range of experience across our team that can help with various questions about your school library. Talk to us about how we can help you make the most of your library service.

Duration of professional support




(SLS Member)

1 hour



half day



1 day



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