Help with GCSE and A-Level revision

Are you revising for GCSEs or A-Levels? We have several resources to help…new revision study guides are available in Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries. We cover Edexcel, OCR and AQA examination boards (including updated guides for the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs) for subjects such as Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (including Combined Sciences), French, German, Spanish, Computer Science, Religious Studies, Business Studies, Geography, History, Economics and Psychology.


For reading around subjects we have free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online and Issues Online. Britannica Online is a top quality, constantly updated encyclopaedia that covers in-depth articles on a wide range of topics as well as articles based around current news topics.

If you are using a library computer you will have automatic access, or you can log on via the library website  and enter your library card number in the box.


Issues Online provides students with a safe, reliable place to explore today’s most important social issues. It contains hundreds of articles, infographics, videos, assignment ideas and eBooks. It is a cross-curricular resource helpful for subjects such as PSHE, Citizenship, RE, English, Geography, Sociology and Extended Project Qualification.

Issues Online can be accessed through any tablet, desktop computer or mobile device using your library card number via  or you can access via the library website

Best of luck with your exams this Summer!


Encylopaedia Britannica Online – Spotlight on Christmas


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online has two articles – Christmas and Santa Claus –  providing relevant topical information for young children.

Find out about the different ways that Christmas is celebrated around the globe and the many traditions that are practised at this time of year.

The Activity Centre is packed full of fun and educational things to do to keep children entertained in the run up to Christmas, including pictures, puzzles and colouring-in activities.

All this is FREE! You have automatic access when you logon to the Encylopaedia Britannica website via a library computer, or you can logon via the library website  from any device and just enter your library card number in the card number box.

Spotlight on Encyclopaedia Britannica Online



We offer free online access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, which is a top quality, constantly updated encyclopaedia suitable for all ages. As well as in-depth articles on a wide range of topics, the website also contains articles based around current news topics.

Britannica Library Junior is aimed at ages 5 to 11, and one of its features is News of the Day from CBBC.

Britannica Library Student is for ages 12 to 18, and includes a Daily Buzzword explaining its meaning and how it is used.

Britannica Library Adult for 18 plus features articles from Behind the News, and has extensive Help pages to facilitate searching.

If you are using a library computer you will have automatic access, and if you logon to the website via the library website from home you will need to enter your library card in the card number box.