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Online resources for children

We offer lots of free online resources to members, browse through this collection for children.

Published: 20 January 2021

Last updated: 27 May 2021

Browse through our collection of 24/7 resources and in-house specials (IHS). If you know the name of the resource, check the a to z listing.

24/7 resources can be accessed anywhere you can reach the internet - just log in with your library card number.

eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, eAudiobooks and eComics

Free downloadable books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks and comics for library members. Available 24/7.

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Britannica Library Junior

Contains comprehensive content for primary school children aged 5 to 11 years old. Available 24/7.

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Issues Online

Provides personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) resources for teachers, students and parents. They use images, graphs, infographics, videos and glossaries to help students and teachers understand information covering a wide range of PSHE subjects, KS4 topics, lessons and social issues. 

Available 24/7. To access, please login via 'Public Library' with your library membership barcode.

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IXL Maths and English Practice

Online learning experience that provides comprehensive, curriculum-based maths and English for children in reception and up to year 13.

Parents and guardians will need to sign up at your local Westminster library and provide passwords and usernames in order to be able access the site.

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KidSpeak online language course for children

KidSpeak is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up.

Accessible through Transparent Language Online, KidSpeak introduces your children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. The program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon ‘friend’ who speaks the language. 

KidSpeak works on computers, tablets, and phones - so your little ones can learn on the go, at home, or in the library. Sign up with your library membership number.

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Who Next...? A guide to children's authors

Who Next...? is for when children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”.

Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

To access, please log in with your library membership barcode.

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