FAQs

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If your question cannot be answered here, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Who can borrow resources from SLS?

Our resources can be loaned to all teachers and teaching assistants working in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Who is responsible for buying resources?

Although the Teacher with Library Responsibility (TLR) is responsible for purchasing stock, all teachers can make suggestions and recommendations for new resources in their school library. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with your library stock and highlight any gaps in the collection to your TLR or Schools' Library Service (SLS) Librarian.

How do I get help with my library computer system (e.g. Junior Librarian & Eclipse)?

You can call the Micro librarian help-desk on 0161 449 9317. You will need your school customer number & postcode.

Alternatively visit https://www.microlib.co.uk.

Click on the ‘MyMLS Login’ on the top right tab and then enter your school customer number & postcode.

The support tab allows you to view video tutorials and documentation. You can ‘Search the knowledge base’. The easiest way to do this is to click on ‘searching by category’ or ‘FAQ’. Alternatively you can enter a keyword into the search box. 

You can also contact your SLS Librarian by phone or email. If your query is urgent, or if your SLS Librarian works part time, it is best to contact the Centre on 714098.

How do I organise author visits to my school?

The SLS Book Week is an annual event where we bring over several authors/illustrators/poets to Guernsey. All local schools are invited to have at least one author visit each year.

Schools can also arrange their own author visits and we are happy to provide recommendations of suitable visitors as well as contact details where appropriate.

How do I borrow books to support project work?

For more information on our Curriculum Project Loans click here.

Can I have a long term loan for the school library?

For more information on our library bulk loans click here.

What is reader development?

The term Reader Development encompasses the work libraries do to encourage reading for pleasure and to support lifelong learning. Please click here to see the lessons we have on offer. 

 

What is information literacy?

The ability to efficiently locate, evaluate, use & communicate information.

Schools' Library Service run information literacy lessons to support teachers. Please click here to find out more.

How can I find out who my SLS Librarian is?

Every school is appointed an SLS librarian who can support teaching and learning in the classroom. If you want to know who is responsible for your school ask your Teacher with Library Responsablity or click here and we will put you in contact with the right person.