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This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and focusing on the most critical. This means some services may be affected. For help, call 08085 834333.

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Schools Library and Resource Service

Artefact loans

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Check out the resources available from SLS to support home learning

  • Digital Project Cards - Alternative to projects/artefacts for subscribing schools supporting topic home learning available through our customer portal
  • Primary Digital Update - weekly round up of online resources to support home learning available to all Coventry Schools and families
  • Secondary Digital Update - weekly round up of online resources to support home learning available to all Coventry Schools and families
  • Virtual Reading Club - Online resources to encourage reading for pleasure including access to free e-books, competitions and you can add your own book reviews

We are hoping to be provide some limited services this term when/if schools begin a phased reopening and that all services will be available from September.

This service is included in the Subscription and Subscription Plus packages but can also be bought separately. The service includes all delivery and collections of the items.  

The Artefact Loan service is designed to provide a cost effective and efficient way for schools to enhance pupil's learning experiences with 'hands on' experiences with a wide range of artefacts, which are often very expensive to purchase especially when they are only needed for short periods.

Purchase of this service is for the whole school and allows all teaching staff to borrow up to 4 items (or collections) at a time for a period of 3 weeks.

Find out more about what we offer: 

  • History artefacts - including:

    Stone/Iron Age, Aztecs/Mayans, Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Anglo Saxons, Vikings at Home, Viking Warrior Chief, Viking Raider, Peasants, Princes and Pestilence, Tudors, Knights and Castles, The Great Fire of London, Victorian Kitchen, Seaside in the Past, World Wars 1950's Toys, Pirates.

  • Geography artefacts - including:

    Africa, China, Road Trip USA, Hola Mexico, Chocolate, Seaside,  Rainforests,  Volcanos,  Dol-Y-Moch Bag, 

  • Science artefacts - including:

    Digging Up The Past, Dinosaurs, Lifecycles, Minibeasts, Funny Bones, Light and Shadow, Forces and Magnets, Healthy Lifestyles.

  • Design and Technology artefacts - including:

    Alessi, Mechanical Toys, Masks, Joining Materials, 

  • Religious Education artefacts - including:

    Buddhism artefacts, Christianity artefacts, Hinduism artefacts, Islam artefacts, Judaism artefacts, Sikhism artefacts

Items available to support teaching and learning in the classroom include extensive collections of artefacts to support all aspects of the curriculum. A wide range of other teaching equipment such as incubators, planetariums, compasses, rock samples, and the Dol-y-Moch bag. Classroom teaching resources such as DVD's; whiteboard resources; music CD's; A3 laminated photographs; A4 photo packs; posters and phonics teaching aids.

For more information about the types of resources available please view our full artefacts catalogue.

How to order

Artefacts online order form

Schools Library and Resource Service

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 5485


Central Library
Smithford Way

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