Welcome to the eBook Library for Letters and Sounds! Follow the simple steps below to get up and running, create student logins and assign homework. 

The steps will vary slightly depending on whether you are an existing or new customer. Use the buttons below to jump to the right content for you:


For existing customers 

From 18 March 2021 you will be able to assign books and track progress. You will have complete flexibility to set individual or multiple titles to individual students, groups or whole classes. You will then be able to monitor who has read what and when.   

In order to take advantage of these benefits and in order to ensure that your students don’t lose access to the library you must set up individual student logins by 30 April 2021.  

1. Setting up your teacher logins for staff   

You will already have teacher logins, but if you need to set up anymore, you find out how to do this here.  

2. Setting up logins for your students   

To assign eBooks to individual students, you’ll need to set up a login for each student. The usernames and passwords are automatically generated by Oxford Owl, and you can set up as many as you need.   

Full instructions explaining how to set up your student logins can be found here.  

Once you have set up individual student logins, students will be able to get access to all their Oxford Owl subscriptions from that login. They will no longer need to use the class login details that you previously set up.  

3. Creating classes   

Setting up classes enables you to assign homework to multiple students at a time. Classes can include students from one or more year groups, giving you the flexibility to create any number of classes or groups. Instructions on how to create classes can be found here.  

4. Assigning eBooks   

Once your students are all set up with their individual logins, you can start assigning eBooks. Instructions on how to do this can be found  here. 

Remember: you will be able to set individual or multiple titles to individual students or whole classes, but students will not be able to access any eBooks that haven’t been assigned. Once assigned, the eBook will be available to them to revisit at any time from then on. 

5. Checking students’ work  

After students have read their eBook, they can let you know what they thought of it. You’ll be able to see this in the Homework and Reporting area. The eBook they have read will then sit in their own personal library, so they can revisit it at any time. Find out how to check what students have read here.  

6. Explaining the changes to parents  

To explain the changes to parents you can refer them to our support page for parents here.


For new customers (from 18 March) 

1. Log in to Oxford Owl for School 

If you are not already logged in, go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk and click the ‘Log in’ link at the top right of the page. Make sure the ‘Teachers’ tab is highlighted and enter your credentials. 

2. Updating your school details 

If your school details have not already been updated, you may need to update your academic year rollover and your year group label. 

Once in Oxford Owl for School, click on your name at the top right of the page and then ‘My school’. 

Use the Edit links to select the month in which your academic year rolls over, and to select the convention you use for your year group label. 

3. Setting up your teacher logins for staff  

If your staff don’t already have teacher logins to Oxford Owl, you will need to set them up for the staff in your school who need to access the eBook Library for Letters and Sounds. You can find out how to do this here.  

4. Create individual logins for your students 

In order to assign eBooks to individual students, you’ll need to set up a login for each student. This can be done one student at a time, but we recommend that you create them one class at a time, using the student import process. 

The usernames and passwords are automatically generated by Oxford Owl, and you can set up as many as you need.  

Full instructions on how to create student logins can be found here

5. Creating classes 

Setting up classes enables you to assign homework to multiple students at a time. Classes can include students from one or more years groups, giving you the flexibility to create any number of classes or groups. Students can be in any number of classes or groups for complete flexibility. 

If you’re not creating classes as part of the student import process, you can follow instructions to create classes here

6. Assigning homework 

Once your students are set up with their individual logins, you can start assigning eBooks for them to read at home. First, select the Resources tab from the eBook Library for Letters and Sounds subscription page, and then follow the instructions on assigning homework here

Students will be able to find their assigned eBooks by going to their Homework tab or by going to their eBook LIbrary.  

7. Checking progress 

After children have read their eBook, they can let you know what they thought of it. You’ll be able to see this in the Homework and reporting area. The eBook they have read will then sit in their own personal library, so they can revisit it at any time.  Find out how to check what students have read here.  

Help for parents and students 

Parents and students can access support information for students here

Further support 

If you’d like one-to-one support,  contact our Customer Support team