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The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are now pleased to re- launch OverDrive to students in Years 1-3. This a free reading service providing digital books through an online library. At present, there are over 350 books available to all students.

The OverDrive collection is an extension of BSB’s physical library, only it’s online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. It’s convenient for students to check out titles at home, on the weekends or during school breaks with no worry about misplacing a book – these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period! Alternatively you can return the book before the end of the lending period.

To use OverDrive, students browse our secure custom website, borrow through their own personal login, and enjoy ‘anytime, anywhere’ access. This is available on all computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets.

Students can find books of interest in the digital collection through OverDrive at or, it can be accessed by downloading the OverDrive app. Please see the attachments below for further details on using OverDrive on different devices.

Most importantly, our new ebook library can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension.  Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service. It also helps busy kids find time to read anywhere, anytime!

Our website currently has over 350 titles; fiction, non-fiction, text and audiobooks. These titles were chosen through collaboration with teachers and students to create a collection that supports our curriculum but also allows for reading for pleasure. Pupils should all have received their own personal logins today in either their reading record and should be able to access our ebook facility now.

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If you have any questions or would like to give some feedback, please contact Clare Cannon

I hope you enjoy the OverDrive system. Happy reading!

Update from: Ms. Clare Cannon, Assistant Head of Primary, Year 3 Class Teacher


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