Request for Resources Form

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Please fill in the request form at the bottom of this page,

  • Please do not email forms as an attachment.
  • Resources ordered for the Autumn Term will be on loan to you until Christmas
  • Autumn term resources will be delivered from Monday 4th September
  • If you are also asking for your old resources to be collected, please have them ready in the designated pick-up point in your school as our driver will not have time to collect crates from classrooms.
  •  Do not put new request forms in crates being returned to the library.
Hints for completing your form
  • We will contact you via email if there are any queries about your request. Please use an email address that you regularly check – we do not share your email with any other organisations.
  • Please be as specific as possible with topics. If a topic has a title that could be misinterpreted, or for topics like ‘Animals including humans’ that have specific requirements, please list which subjects are covered by that topic.
  • Some topics (such as IPC topics) cover many subject areas (history, science, art, etc). If you are only focusing on certain subjects within the topic, please let us know so that we do not send irrelevant books.
  • You can list specific titles, but you do not have to send ISBNs. If you request a title that we do not have we will either purchase it or send a suitable alternative.
  • If you request an item(s) that it is not possible for us to stock then we will let you know in a letter enclosed in your crate or by email.
  • Alternatively, you may download a Request for Resources form (.doc) to bring to the library.

Request form for the Spring term (January to April)


We strongly recommend ordering for BOTH halves of each term for the start of that term. In-demand books and artefacts may no longer be available if you wait until half-term.

Resources will be delivered within 7 working days from the start of term, or from the date of receipt (if requested during the term time)

Have you already sent us a request form for this term?
  • Please indicate whether this request should replace the first form (your topics have changed) OR that this is for additional topics.
  • If we have already compiled and delivered your first request and you no longer require these items, we will need this to be returned to us before more resources can be sent.
  • If we have already compiled and delivered your first request and  and you require additional topics, we will send these provided there is space on your ticket. Alternatively we’ll put the second request on hold and contact you to discuss options.

    Your details

    Resources to pick up?

    You can borrow 70 items at a time. If you already have resources on loan, you'll need us to pick up your old resources before we can send new ones.
    Please ensure items are packed and ready at the school collection point FROM TODAY.
    We'll visit within 5 working days of receiving notice of collection. We will not be able to contact you with a specific time or day as our driver's schedule is subject to change depending on demand.

    Your request

    If you're requesting fiction book sets/ class sets, please clearly indicate which title you'd like as a set. Teachers may request one class set at a time, subject to availability.

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    Feedback and comments

    We welcome your feedback.

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    Opening Times

    Opening times

    Please note that the PDC building is currently closed for access. The library will not be open during this time but staff can be reached via email or the web form.

    We will update the website once the library re-opens which we expect to be from Monday 4th December.

    Term time Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

    Fridays and holidays: 9am to 4:30pm