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Reading Planet Online Library: Guidance for Schools


Welcome to the Reading Planet Online Library

Your 1-year subscription will give every teacher, pupil and parent access to Reading Planet books as interactive eBooks. You can use the Library alone or alongside the print books to suit your class' needs.

It's ideal for one-to-one sessions, guided reading, whole-class study as well as independent reading and homework.   

User Guides

These useful and accessible guides explain how to use the Online Library in school and provide guidance on sharing it with parents and carers for use at home:

Reception and Key Stage 1 Welcome Guide: Click here

Key Stage 2 Welcome Guide: Click here

Detailed set-up help including pupil set-up for home use: Click here

More useful links

If you'd like to familiarise yourself with the Online Library without logging in, you can view a selection of sample eBooks here .

For further help and support, contact our Digital Support Team via the telephone at 0203 122 6006 or on email at . You can also contact your local sales consultant by finding their details here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, you will need to set up a My Rising Stars account, here. Be sure to register as a teacher against your school name to ensure access to all the digital products your school has trialled or purchased. Once you have created your account, log in to My Rising Stars here, where you will see the Reading Planet Online Library icon. 

You can access the Online Library on a desktop, laptop and a tablet using the latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. To use the Online Library on IOS, we recommend you use Safari and in Android, we recommend Chrome. Please note that the quizzes do not work on a mobile. 

Before pupils can access a resource, you will need to set them up with an account. They do not need an email address and you can choose the username and password for each child. Find further details about pupil set-up here.

Once you have set up your pupils, you can find their log in details in the Admin Hub of the Online Library under the Pupils tab. You can download log in details for all pupils at once by using the 'export CSV' option.

Your school centre ID can be found in the top right-hand side of the resource once you are logged in.

Pupils do not automatically get access to eBooks in the library and we are unable to do it also. You will need to allocate eBooks for pupils to access at home via the Admin Hub (located top right when you first log in to the Library). You can either give pupils access to the entire eBook library (by pressing the SHOW button) or you can allocate specific eBooks (by pressing the ASSIGN button). For detailed guidance, go to page 4-5 of your Welcome Guide (links above).

Yes! A subscription provides access for all staff in your school. To access the resource, each person needs to register for a free My Rising Stars account here. Once they have registered, they will be able to see all digital resources purchased by the school on their My Rising Stars dashboard.

How to use the Online Library in the classroom

Year 1 teacher Mrs Wyatt explains how to log in, find eBooks, use quizzes and more

Achieve reading progress with the Online Library

Teachers at St. Barnabas CE First and Middle School explain how the Online Library has improved their school's reading attainment.

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