A shared service between the Belfast and the South Eastern Education and Library Boards located in the Ulidia Resource Centre.
Operating as part of CASS, BASE provides a range of services within the context of the board's corporate plan and learning strategy.
Advisory and Support services
BASE provides advice and training on all aspects of developing and managing school libraries including library planning, design and furnishing. The team provide professional advice on information literacy skills, literacy promotion and reader development assisting schools to enable pupils to become independent learners.
Advice and support are also available on the use of information technology and e-learning within the library and to encourage collaboration between schools.
Practical help is available to create a library which is inviting for pupils and teachers.
BASE staff support in-service training, parenting initiatives, and book promotion activities. Display collections can also be provided to support events or training.
Carefully chosen resources are available to schools to support teaching and learning as well as encouraging reading for pleasure. Professional advice is available on selecting the most appropriate books for your pupils, along with more general information on children's literature and current publishing trends.
Loan collections are available to Primary, Nursery and Special schools. A proportion of these resources may be exchanged annually to give pupils access to the newest and best children's books. The mobile library visits schools once per year or teachers may exchange stock by visiting Ulidia.
Project packs of additional resources may be borrowed to support topic work in the classroom. These are tailored to meet individual needs and may include books, posters and audio-visual material. This material is delivered to, and collected from, the school. Projects may be ordered for the academic year and will be delivered to meet your teaching schedule.
Reading Gang collections are available on short term loan. Multiple copies of a novel can be borrowed to support library clubs and literacy projects. View our current list of titles here:
Post Primary schools receive a per capita allocation to purchase their own resources from an exhibition collection or by individual orders. Options to purchase online resources and to place advance orders for popular fiction are available using the schools delegated budget.
The Teachers' Library provides a selection of material including SEN, fiction files and government publications, for loan or consultation.
Where to find us
Teachers and librarians are welcome to visit Ulidia. Please contact us to book an appointment.
Ulidia Resource Centre
Tel: 028 9069 0355
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Education Library Service Manager
Senior Library Manager
North Down, Ballynahinch and Saintfield areas
Mobile library enquiries Tel 028 90690371
Ulidia bookings Tel 028 9069 0355
Project Requests Tel 028 90690357