Following the advice of the UK Government, Education Library Service is now closed and all deliveries and collections will cease until further notice. There will be staff working remotely who will be able pick up emails and enquiries from schools. If you need to get in touch please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please check out the Resources and Useful Links page for information to support parents whose children are at home. You can also follow us on Twitter @CheshireELS and Facebook for more ideas and useful information.

Keep an eye on our latest news for further updates. We hope to resume a full service as soon as possible.

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.

Ordering resources

  • Our librarians can compile topic collections for you tailored to your requirements. These can be supplemented by audio visual items subject to availability.
  • You can request resources using our online order form. There is a help guide should you require assistance while completing the online form. 
  • Alternatively, you can phone us with your requests.

Delivery of resources

  • Once you have ordered your resources, they will be delivered to your school on your next designated delivery day, provided you have placed your request two working days before your delivery is due.
  • If you are unsure which day we deliver to your school, please contact us.

Collection of resources

  • When you have resources that need to be collected please let us know two working days before your delivery date by using our resources collection online form or by phoning us. This includes any CDs and DVDs that are out on loan to you.
  • Due to high demand objects and story sacks are all loaned for half a term. Please note the due date on the loan receipt as this is when they should be ready for collection.
  • To assist us in maintaining accurate records and providing an efficient service please enclose a copy of the project receipt with your returns to ensure items are correctly cancelled from our system.

Self service

You are welcome to visit ELS  to select your own resources or to look at materials on display. See visiting ELS for opening hours and directions.


Contact us

Education Library Service
Browning Way
Woodford Park Industrial Estate

Phone: 01606 275801
Email us