Support for schools
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.
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
Frequently asked questions
How and where do I log in the Online Library? 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.
Which devices can I use to access the Online Library? 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 youse Safari and in Android, we recommend Chrome. Please note that the quizzes do not work on a mobile.
How do pupils get access at home? 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.
Where do we find log in details for pupils so they can access the Online Library at home? 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.
A parent has asked me for the school Centre ID. Where do I find it? Your school centre ID can be found in the top right hand side of the resource once you are logged in.
How do pupils get access to eBooks at home? 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).
Can my colleagues use the Online Library subscription? 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also contact your local sales consultant by finding their details here.
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.