FAQs - Books

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Why can't I download any files?

What books are available?

What books do you have for reluctant readers?

What resources are available for primary or secondary level?

Are new titles being added and how do I find out about them?

I can't find the book I am looking for, what can I do?

What formats are the books available in?

What is a reduced size Word file?

Can I view a sample book to understand the layout?

Are the PDFs accessible?

Are braille files available?

How do I request a Nelson Thornes publisher PDF?

Are the Nelson Thornes publisher PDF's free to download?

How do I create DAISY audio files from a Word files?

I don't have the equipment to produce braille resources, how can I do this?

 

Why can't I download any files?

Membership must be applied for and activated before files can be downloaded (with the exception of Nelson Thornes publisher PDFs).

If you have successfully applied for membership and are having trouble downloading please contact us with details, so we can help resolve the matter.

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What books are available?

There are thousands of titles on Load2Learn; 65 percent primary (Key Stages 1 and 2), 30 percent secondary (Key Stages 3 and 4). There is only a small amount of Further Education titles however we plan to extend this offering. The collection contains textbooks, reading schemes, books for reluctant readers, fiction and free Nelson Thornes publisher PDF's.

We have over 80 Key Stage 3 and 4 textbooks in production, you can view our list of books coming soon. New titles are added regularly, please visit our news pages to discover our latest offerings and keep-up-to-date by following us on Twitter.

Read about how you can contribute your resources to Load2Learn to help save others time and decrease duplication of work on the same books.

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What books do you have for reluctant readers?

We have books from the following series designed for reluctant readers.

Sparklers - an exciting series of high interest chapter books specially written for Guided Reading in the Literacy Hour for reluctant readers. Designed to complement existing reading schemes, each of the four sets consist of eight levelled, humorous books, with teacher's material to support the texts.

Gigglers - based on the success of Sparklers, Gigglers is a series of chapter books with even funnier story lines and appealing full-colour illustrations. Each book allows your pupils to experience reading success as they gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.

Oxford Bookworms - offers enjoyable reading at seven levels (Starter to Stage 6). To find your required reading level please take the Oxford Bookworks reading level test (this will take you away from Load2Learn).

Barrington Stoke - these books are edited and designed to minimise some of the obstacles that can stop struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers really getting hooked by a book. Their books are written by some of the best authors in the business, including Nigel Hinton, Robert Swindells and Anthony McGowan.

Famous People, Famous Lives - exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. 

Coming soon - Fast Lane and Rapid.

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What resources are available for primary or secondary level?

You can do an advanced search and filter the searches by education level - from the drop down menu select the Key Stage you wish to view and all the resources available for that level will appear in the search results.

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Are new titles being added and how do I find out about them?

New titles are being added regularly from the files supplied to us by you and those we are producing to the Load2Learn structured Word specification. 

We have Key Stage 3 and 4 textbooks in production for subjects such as Maths, Science, Geography and languages. 

You can view our list of books coming soon.

New resources are promoted on our news pages.

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I can't find the book I am looking for, what can I do?

1) If there are titles you are looking for and you cannot find them on Load2Learn, please let us know and we can advise you if they are in production or on our 'ready to be uploaded' list (and we can bump them up the uploading priority), or if we are able to get hold of a PDF from the publisher. 

2) Look at our request page to contact us about a book request, to request a Nelson Thornes publisher PDF, or to find the correct contact at the publishing house to contact them directly.

3) You might also like to try:

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What formats are the books available in?

Books are available in one or more of the following formats:

  • Word doc and docx (structured)
  • Word doc and docx (unstructured)
  • PDF (publisher files)
  • PDF (of the structured Word file)
  • EPUB
  • audio.

The books produced to the Load2Learn specification are structured Word documents, using Word styles and also include the original print book pages numbers and images.

Books that have been provided by third parties/other users are also Word documents, however they may be unstructured.

Both types of Word document can easily be adapted to suit the needs of individual learners. You can find out more about this on our training pages.

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What is a reduced size Word file?

Word files in Doc and Docx have been compressed to reduce their file size and make them quicker to download. These files are suitable for text resizing and formatting as normal, however any images contained within the reduced file will not be suitable for resizing. Where resizing of images is required please download the full size version.

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Can I view a sample book to understand the layout?

View and download our sample pages.

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Are the PDFs accessible?

Yes, there are accessible and unlocked PDF's on Load2Learn comprised of those converted from structure Word documents or those supplied by publishers.

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Are braille files available?

Not yet, but they are coming soon!

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How do I request a Nelson Thornes publisher PDF?

If you require a Nelson Thornes (now part of Oxford University Press) title that is not currently on Load2Learn, please let us know using our Automated Book Request Service.

We will then notify you once the PDF becomes available to download from Load2Learn. 

In most cases turn-around time for making PDFs available on the site is within 48 hours. However, please note it may take up to five working days.

Read more about our relationship with Nelson Thornes.

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Are the Nelson Thornes publisher PDFs free to download?

Yes, PDFs provided by Nelson Thornes (now part of Oxford University Press) are available to download free of charge and no membership is required.

Nelson Thornes resources available on Load2Learn in other formats are only downloadable once you have applied for membership.

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How do I create DAISY audio files from Word files?

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an accessible book format capable of delivering text and/or audio, with website like navigation. Read our guidance on creating DAISY files from Word files, to learn more about modifying texts for your learners.

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I don't have the equipment to produce braille resources, how can I do this?

Don't worry, we have a duplication service that can help you get your resources produced.

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