Welcome to La Retraite School Library Online
The Library enables access to an excellent collection of books, audio-books, DVDs, and music CDs, as well as an online library, with books and subscriptions including Britannica Online, which provides relevant and trustworthy information, VLE books with more than 300 electronic books and Wheelers e-platform with more than 2000 audio and e-books, and Issues Online which gives access to hundreds of high-quality articles from a variety of different sources.
To find out more about our full range of online resources, please select from the sections below.
You can access this site from school and home. It allows you to search the catalogue and reserve books, to write or film reviews. You can also create your own reading lists and bibliographies and see the latest library news.
Search for the book you want to read, reserve it and email Mrs Fernandez, Librarian, at email@example.com who will deliver the books to you as soon as possible.
To access your web app, please click here.
Britannica School Online is a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for Middle and High School. It is an interactive learning resource for students and teachers. With extensive, up-to-date information sources, it’s specially designed for differentiated instruction, allowing students to move easily to get information at a higher or lower reading level as needed. Unlike many Web-based products, it’s made to display well on any device, be it PC, tablet or smartphone
Discover encyclopaedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
Britannica School can help you to:
- Find fast answers and homework help;
- Explore videos and articles on famous people and places
- Discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects;
- View content of all of these at 3 levels: Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced.
The content of Britannica School is reliable, age-appropriate, updated continuously and closely correlated to all curriculum standards, including the Common Core State Standards, for which it provides a multitude of suitable texts in all subjects. The product has won several other major awards, including the Golden Lamp and the Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Association of American Publishers.
To use Britannica School, please click here and use the ID: Library.
Access Millions of Images from the World’s Best Image Libraries!
Britannica ImageQuest brings lesson plans, assignments, and projects to life with over three million images from 60 leading collections…and growing! The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, Ingram Publishing, the National Geographic Society, and other trusted image sources have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest offering of curriculum-relevant imagery and clip art materials (infographics, signs and symbols, graphic concepts, and cool vector illustrations), all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use. Also available in French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Welsh!
To access Britannica Image Quest, please click here and use ID: Library.
VLE Books Online Library
The Platform is already running and you can read the Electronic books online, download to your own device, or save it for later. If you have any difficulties, please click here to visit the VLE's 'Help' menu.
If you want to start reading e-books go to www.vlebooks.com, register with your school log-in and use the password: Library17. You can change your password once you are logged into your account. Enter 'laretraite' (one word) in the box where they ask for ID Organisation.
You also can download the free App available from App store or Google play to keep the book on your devices and read them offline. It is also available for Kindle by getting the free application Blue-fire Reader in the Kindle store.
After you download the app, in order to read books offline, you will have to create an Adobe ID - http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/Help/DigitalEditions - and use the same login details on all of your devices, laptop, smartphone, and tablet. And then you can have the same book you want to read in all of them.
Always ask in the library if you can’t make it work!
To visit the VLE platform, please click here.
Issues Online has a variety of features including:
- Fully searchable database;
- Key facts, statistics and assignment suggestions;
- Multimedia resources and video;
- Links for further research;
- e-book versions of the latest titles from the Issues series, including:
- Social Media
- Death and Bereavement
- Child Labour & Exploitation
- Alternative Healing
- Sport in our Society
- Diet and Nutrition
To visit Issues Online, please click here and use the log-in details below.
Many students aspire to become young medical professionals but lack the information, resources, and confidence to do so. Student BMJ is the go-to resource for many young academics looking to apply to medical school.
Written by medical students and experts, this service can provide aspiring medical professionals from your school with:
Getting into to medical school can be both daunting and competitive, Student BMJ supports students every step of the way, from applying to medical school, to qualification and the transition to junior doctor. We have the solution to ensure talented individuals stand out from the crowd.
To visit the Student BMJ Print + Online Resource, please click here.
The Financial Times is one of the world's leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.
By registering, the staff and students between ages 16-19 will gain access to tools such as MyFT and Topic notifications that are relevant to your curriculum. When you sign up and create your own account, you will start receiving the Secondary Schools Newsletter.
To sign up, please click here.