Britannica E-books

Our ever-expanding collection contains e-books appropriate from early childhood through to academic level.

Britannica’s e-books can be accessed from any computer, tablet or mobile device online or downloaded for offline use, enabling users to access information while travelling or at home. They are conveniently grouped into collections for ease of access, topics include science, music, religion, history, literature, inventors and innovators, technology and biology.


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Resources for the early years and Key Stage 1

The newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of the world through more than 2,250 captivating articles. Children are sure to immerse themselves in thousands of photos, charts and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe.

Enhance reading skills

Key vocabulary words are highlighted throughout and defined at the back of each book. The set is ideal for pre-readers and early readers as each volume contains activities to build languages, critical thinking and comprehension skills.


What types of e-books are in Britannica’s E-book portal?

You will find an ever-expanding collection of texts that are appropriate for early childhood through academic level. Our non-fiction, informational texts cover languages, math, science, social sciences, sports, music, art and many other subjects.

How do I access Britannica E-books?

Britannica E-books can be accessed from the Britannica E-stax platform, where books can be browsed online or downloaded to use offline. Britannica E-books also work with other e-books platforms including Ebsco, Follett, Gale Cengage Learning, Mackin and Overdrive.

What special features are included on the Britannica E-stax platform?

The Britannica E-stax platform includes apps for PC/Mac, iPad and Android tablets to support offline reading, cross-searching across all the Britannica E-books that your institution has purchased, free downloadable MARC records and free printing.

Can an individual leave notes in an E-book?

Yes, all of the E-books on the Britannica E-stax platform allow readers to create personal notes and highlights on any page and/or bookmark any page. Set up and log in to your ‘My Folder’ account to save and access personal notes and bookmarks.

How will the Britannica team support my subscription?

Britannica provides a range of online resources to help with the uptake and use of its resources; links can be found here. Britannica provides regular online webinars for new and existing customers; you can book these here. In addition, for new customers, we organise customer-specific online training tailored to meet your school’s specific needs.