Welcome to Little Ilford School Library

Mrs J Showunmi - Librarian

Mrs N Nanu - Library Assistant

Our school library is a warm and welcoming place for all students and staff. It is full of resources such as books (physical and audio), computers, newspapers and magazines to support learning, teaching, and reading for pleasure. Students can use the computers and desks for homework, study and research, and we also have soft seating areas for more relaxed reading. Throughout the school year, we have a range of fun and engaging library events.

You are welcome to use the library on the day assigned to your year group. Please check the Google classroom announcement page for further information.

Finding books

We have a Library catalogue and reading lists on Oliver or you can browse the eplatform.  Books that are already out on loan can be reserved and you will be placed on a waiting list.

For eBook and audiobook collection, our eLibrary can be found here: https://littleilford.eplatform.co/

Taking responsibility

You are responsible for looking after the items you borrow.  In the event that any items are damaged, you will not be in trouble but will be expected to pay for the loss or damage. 

For Year 7

Login details: Username is your name and surname (firstname.surname) e.g. john.smith
Password is Reader (you can change this once you have successfully logged in)

For 8 students:

Username is your school login (e.g joseh001.316), password is Library (you can change this once you have successfully logged in).

For Year 9-11 students:

Login details: Username is your name and surname (firstname.surname) e.g. john.smith
Password is lis1 (you can change this once you have successfully logged in)

You can download an app for your device for easy access to your ebooks/audiobooks:

App link: https://littleilford.eplatform.co/help/apps/eplatform-app

Direct Link to app library: 

IOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eplatform-by-wheelers/id912668852

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eplatform.android.googleplay&hl=en

Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/eplatform/9nblggh3z38k?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

The LIS Book Club meets in the library fortnightly on Wednesdays between 3:00 pm and 4:00pm (time subject to change).

Online Resources for Reading 

  • Overdrive* -  ebooks and audiobooks from Newham and other Public Libraries 
  • Audible Stories - a selection of audiobooks available for free, including literary classics, texts in French and Spanish, and much more. 
  • BorrowBox* - ebooks and audiobooks from Newham and other Public Libraries 
  • Project Gutenberg - ebooks of texts out of copyright 
  • PressReader*  - for Newspapers/magazines with your library card 
  • RBDigital* - for audio books/comics/magazines 
  • BookTrust Bookfinder  - find out about books in a wide variety of genres 
  • Goodreads - students can write their own reviews of books they have read, find book lists, take part in quizzes and discover new books to read 
  • Authorfy - videos about books, authors, writing and reading 
  • Guardian Long Reads - articles on a variety of topics 

*access with your library card or temporary membership log-in details

Online Resources for All Subjects — Year 7 to 11 

  • Khan Academy - cross-curricular resources 
  • Seneca - cross-curricular revision materials 
  • BBC Bitesize - revision across the curriculum 
  • Credo Reference - general reference source for quality research/study. Access also provided through Public Libraries.
  • The Week Junior/ First News -  newspapers for younger readers. Access provided through public Libraries 
  • TedEd - a curated version of TEDTalks for young learners
  • True tube - Award winning free resources for RE, PSHE & Citizenship 

Free Educational Games/Activities and Virtual Museum tours

Some Notable Events 

September 2021

  • 8th - International Literacy Day  
  • 13th -  Roald Dahl Day
  • 26th - European Day of Languages https://edl.ecml.at/

October 2021

November 2021

  • Non-Fiction November -  various activities and competitions will be organised (see Google Classroom announcement page for more information).
  • 5th -  World Kindness Day. A good opportunity to read and share books on the themes of empathy and understanding. https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day
  • 7th - National Non-Fiction Day. An annual celebration of children's non-fiction in the UK. 
  • 15th – 19th - Anti Bullying Week. https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

March 2022

World Book Day is on the 3rd March 2022.  Click here to view information from last year's World Book Day





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