Reading Cloud is a user-friendly, online library management system and online reading community to support you in developing and maintaining excellence in reading.
Reading Cloud provides you with a platform to really engage with your students, further reading for pleasure and raise the profile of the library in your school.
Information at your fingertips: see at a glance how many pupils are using your library, what the most popular borrowed titles are and which titles are rarely borrowed (over 60 ready to use report templates).
Easy-to-use: Catalogue your books by scanning the ISBN barcode and the system does the rest! Reading Cloud’s clever catalogue enrichment functionality automatically provides additional details such as available images, safe web links and author video clips.
Simple integration with SIMS: Setting up student accounts is simple as the pupil information you hold in SIMS feeds through to Reading Cloud.
Inform your buying decisions: Compare what the most popular books and authors currently are across the complete Reading Cloud database of 17,000 schools.
Stock control made easy: Keep track of all your resources so you have a full picture of what’s in the library at any one time with the built in StockCheck functionality.
The dynamic and engaging interface appeals to students of all academic levels.
Reach their full potential: Reading Cloud helps further students' reading skills by engaging them in the wider online reading community and promoting sharing and discussion.
Promote independent learning: The user-friendly system guides students through borrowing and returning their own books themselves and the ‘who’s next’ functionality recommends further authors to try.
Access supporting resources: Students have access to summaries, author biographies and helpful videos and Reading Cloud provides a safe environment to support enquiry based learning helping students develop their online research skills.
Reading Cloud involves, informs and supports
Facilitate engagement: Parents can access Reading Cloud on a tablet, smartphone or computer to engage easily with their child’s learning. What’s more the free iMLS App includes a variety of eBooks to read with their child at home.
Track progress: Parents can monitor and track their child’s reading progress, view their past loans and see what they are currently reading. There are also helpful hints and tips from experts as well as opportunities for parents to join discussions with other parents
With Reading Cloud staff can really embed the library into the teaching of ICT and literacy and reporting reading engagement levels and progress to parents is made easy.
Reading Cloud can be tailored to meet your library management system requirements. Our 4 packages provide the flexibility to include functionality that suits the needs of your school.
- Library management
- Issue and returns (Pupil & Librarian)
- Dashboard reporting
- Unlimited librarian logins
- Unlimited catalogue items
- Discovery Online
- All of the Essential package and…
- Unlimited pupil logins
- Catalogue search
- Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
- Advanced reporting
- All of the Plus package and…
- Pupil blogging
- Reading lists
- Pupil avatar
- Librarian/Pupil app
- Periodicals & Journals
- Stock check
- All of the Premium package and…
- Federated reporting
- Connect - automatically import data from your MIS*
- Assist - managed services to help with the running of your library
- Bespoke reporting - produced by our team of experts specifically for you
- Project loans