Special library cards and resources for teachers and home educators.
If you’re a teacher or educating children at home, you can get a special library card with increased lending allowances and periods.
Get a teacher or home educator library card.
Our libraries are the perfect place to support children reading for pleasure. With 1000s of titles in stock, all free to borrow and reserve, there's something for every kind of reader.
Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, have higher levels of self-esteem and a greater ability to cope with difficult situations.
Browse our resources on reading for pleasure →
Picture books about bullying
Short chapter and middle grade titles
Young adult titles
Books for teachers and parents
Support for teachers at schools using Oxford Owl
Q-files - illustrated encyclopaedia for children.
Fact-checking tips from Suffolk Libraries (PDF) - free poster you can download and print.
Britannica - age-appropriate encyclopaedias available in over 100 languages:
Britannica for children
Britannica for students
Britannica for adults
Booktrust Bookfinder - perfect titles for all ages and interests
Books for Topics - recommended books for curriculum topics as well as Reading for Pleasure lists
Love Reading 4 Kids - find titles by age, genre and subject
Fantastic fiction - listings by author of sequels and series.
Recommendations - handpicked new and themed titles from our children's librarian. Includes lists for Empathy Day, Black History Month, Refugee Week and Pride, as well as award longlists and shortlists.
Recommendations for children
Recommendations for young adults
Books to help prepare for school
Childnet - great advice, tips and resources for parents and carers, teachers and young people
NSPCC - online safety - advice and guidance about what to do if there are concerns about your children’s welfare and internet safety as well as 'Share Aware' guidance
Childline on social media - support for young people up to the age of 19 on a range of any number of issues or concerns including internet safety
UK Safer Internet Centre - tips, advice and resources on the safe and responsible use of technology
Get Your Facts Straight - media literacy education for young people
Books about staying safe online