School Library Service

Portsmouth Public Libraries offer ‘Britannica Library’ (an online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica). This is a great homework resource and pupils can log-in from home if they have a public library card and pin number.

Pupils can search for information at 2 levels, ‘Junior’ and ‘Student’, so there should be something accessible to everybody’s interest level. There are also lots more helpful things on there like images, videos, links to magazines/journals, links to other recommended websites, and interesting facts about things that happened on this day in history.

Click on to find out more about this and other exciting online library services in Portsmouth.


Free accessible textbooks for learners with a visual impairment, dyslexia, autism or ADD

Do you struggle to access the curriculum? Would you benefit from accessible textbooks? Do you struggle with reading print materials? Do you need talking eBook editions of textbooks?

RNIB Bookshare and the EasyReader app can help.

RNIB Bookshare is the RNIB’s free UK education collection for print-disabled learners. You may not be aware, but this collection is not just for readers with a visual impairment, sight loss or blindness. Your students can also use it if they have a cognitive learning disability, such as:

  • Dyslexia
    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)