It couldn’t be easier to access an endless source of educational resources, on demand. With Book-Lender, you and your school can access the best books for your pupils at the click of a button, saving you money and freeing up time to dedicate to planning and assessment. Here’s how it works:
Sign-up is simple. Just provide details of your school, how many classes and how we can contact you. Then, one of the Book-Lender team will be in touch to confirm sign-up.
2. Pay one subscription fee
With Book-Lender, you only pay for the books you need. You simply make one upfront payment for your school’s subscription, which covers your books for all three terms of the academic year. Pricing is calculated based on the number of classes in your school. Use our pricing calculator to receive your no-obligation quote today.
3. Nominate your Book-Lender reps
Once your payment is confirmed, you can nominate up to three members of staff who will be able to order books. They could be literacy coordinators, teachers, subject leaders, librarians or heads of key stage.
4. Choose your topics
Using the online ordering portal, simply tell us which topics you plan to teach each class throughout the academic year. Our team of education library professionals will then pull together a topic box of each, containing the most up-to-date curriculum-linked books available, so you rest assured that your resources are always relevant.
5. Receive your delivery
Before the start of each term, we’ll deliver your topic boxes directly to your school using Book-Lender’s free fulfilment service. Each class will receive their own topic boxes so you won’t have to spend any time counting books.
Your books will arrive ready to use, so you won’t have to spend any time covering them. No more stick-back cover film!
6. Send your books back
Once term is complete and you’ve finished delivering your topic, simply pack the books back into their box and a Book-Lender representative will visit your school to collect them on a pre-agreed date. With the fully-managed free fulfilment service, sourcing the best books for your pupils has never been easier.
Q. How much does Book-Lender cost
Topic boxes are priced at £60 per box per term. At Reception and Key Stage One level, you will receive one topic box of non-fiction books per class per term. At Key Stage 2, you will receive one topic box of non-fiction books and one box of fiction books per class per term. Use our payment calculator
Q. How long does delivery take?
Delivery of topic boxes will always take place before the start of term. You will be given a delivery date when you place your first order. If this isn’t suitable, simply contact the Book-Lender team and we’ll arrange an alternative delivery date. We will also provide you with a collection date for when you have finished using the topic boxes.
Q. Is there a cut-off date for orders?
The cut-off date for orders for the 2017/18 academic year is 26th July 2017. If you’ve missed this date, don’t worry, just contact the Book-Lender team to discuss your requirements.
Q. What happens if I lose any of the books?
We understand that books go missing from time to time, and that sometimes they can get damaged. We won’t penalise you if this is the case, however there will be additional charges if a significant amount of books aren’t returned or are regularly returned in a poor state. Contact the Book-Lender team for more details.
Q. Can I order books for just one class?
Your Book-Lender subscription is designed to cover your entire school’s needs, so it isn’t available on a class-by-class basis. Simply tell us the number of classes in each key stage and we’ll take care of the rest.
Q. Can I cancel my subscription?
The annual subscription is agreed and paid for at the start of the academic year. If you decide you no longer wish to use Book-Lender, you’re under no obligation to renew for a second year.
Q. Can I keep my books for longer than a term?
To ensure the highest standards of quality of books remain in circulation, we ask that all topic boxes are returned at the end of the term for which they have been rented.
If you didn’t find the answer you were looking for, or want to ask another question, contact the Book-Lender team below and we’ll be right with you.
From just £60 per class per term. Plus, for a limited period, you’ll receive £250 of free books with your first order. Terms and conditions apply.