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 educationlibraryservice@cheshiresharedservices.gov.uk 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.

Useful links

Specialist resources

Bag Books - UK charity supporting people with learning disabilities through the provision of multi-sensory books and storytelling. ELS stocks a range of its sensory Bag Books.

ClearVision – a postal lending library of children’s books in print and braille, as well as tactile books. Membership is free to families, while schools and organisations pay a subsidised fee.

Listening Books – UK charity providing audiobooks to support the National Curriculum (KS2 to A-Level), as well as a range of fiction and non-fiction titles. Members can download, stream or receive MP3 CDs through the post. Depending on eligibility, schools, organisations and individuals can apply for a subsidised subscription.

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) – as well as a free talking book service for blind and partially sighted people, RNIB’s library collection also includes braille and large print.

Contact us

Education Library Service
Browning Way
Woodford Park Industrial Estate
Winsford
CW7 2JN

Phone: 01606 275801
Email us