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Buckinghamshire Libraries Mobile Library Service Consultation Decision

Following a public consultation which took place between 1 November 2017 and 31 December 2017, a decision has been made to discontinue Buckinghamshire's Mobile Library Service on Friday 1 June 2018.

Therefore the Mobile Library Service last day of operation will be:

Thursday 31 May 2018

Details of the decision and accompanying documents can be found here

More information and how to access alternative services 

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Resources for your school library (Pay As Used)

1. Artefact boxes & bundles

What are artefact boxes? 

Bring learning to life for your pupils by hiring one of our exciting artefact boxes. Ideal for supporting the teaching of history, geography and religious studies.

They can be used in the classroom and the library, and are excellent for creating eye catching displays. 

What do they include?

Each box contains on average 10 items.

They come carefully packed in a sturdy box and can be delivered and returned via our delivery service. Most items are replicas of objects and some are original. All include a range of 3D items, a list of content and guidance notes.

Who are these for?

The artefact service is used by all schools in and outside the county, as a stimulus for classroom discussion, research and creativity throughout the curriculum.

Available to all primary and secondary schools to hire, they are delivered and collected free of charge to your school for a period of 4 weeks.


  Time Non member Member
Artefact box 4 weeks £50 £40

Artefacts bundle

1 artefact box plus 10 books

4 weeks £65 £50

Please contact Schools Library Service to book an artefact box at: or 01296 382268


Topics include: 

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


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Last updated: 17 April 2018

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