In line with the latest advice from the UK Government, Education Library Service is now operating a delivery and collection service.

Our priority remains to provide high quality learning resources to all of our subscribing schools safely and efficiently and following relevant health and safety guidelines. Please continue to request resources via the usual channels, either by phone or using the online request form. Please also refer to the Ordering, Delivery and Collection page for details on how our delivery and collection service will operate.

ELS is currently only open to staff to maintain social distancing however teachers and librarians can arrange to collect assembled projects. Please contact us for more information.

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

To help maintain social distancing Education Library Service is currently closed to visitors. Please make use of our delivery service to access resources. 


Contact us

Education Library Service
Browning Way
Woodford Park Industrial Estate

Phone: 01606 275801
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