ELS is still operating a full delivery and collection service for all subscribing schools. Please continue to request resources online or by ringing 01606 275801 and our drivers will deliver them to your school as normal.

Please see our service update for more details on how we can help your school during this new period of lockdown.

Ordering, delivery and collection

We have a wide range of resources for you to borrow, including non-fiction and fiction books, objects, story sacks, DVDs and audio books. All are designed to help you to bring the curriculum to life in your classroom and to encourage a love of books and reading for pleasure. Take a look at our resources and useful links page to view our online catalogue and find out more about some of the resources which you can borrow.

Covid-19 Ordering and Delivery Guidance

  • Our librarians can compile topic collections for you tailored to your requirements. These can be supplemented by audio visual items subject to availability
  • Request any resources using our online request form or phoning 01606 275801.
  • Subject to availability, resources will be delivered on your next scheduled delivery day.
  • Current advice is that the virus can survive on plastic surfaces for up 72 hours therefore we recommend you quarantine deliveries for three days.
  • We can arrange for readymade projects to be collected. If you would prefer this option, please indicate on the online request form or let us know when you phone. We will then arrange a collection time for you.

Covid-19 Collection Guidance

  • If you have resources to be collected use our online collection request form or phone 01606 275801.
  • One of our drivers will collect your resources on your next scheduled delivery day.
  • We would be grateful if you could arrange for resources to be left by the school entrance.

Self service

Following the announcement of a second national lockdown ELS is currently closed to visitors. 


Contact us

Education Library Service
Browning Way
Woodford Park Industrial Estate

Phone: 01606 275801
Email us