The Independent Learning Centre

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) offers excellent facilities to support students and staff at Lymm High School with the provision of traditional books and journals alongside the latest in computer and internet access. The ILC is a central learning base for lessons and research, as well as being a popular area where reading for pleasure and extra-curricular activities take place.

The ILC is currently closed for independent study but access to Ebooks and Audiobooks is still available through a free student reading app called Sora.

Sora currently holds over 1600 titles that be accessed on a computer, tablet or smartphone either through, or by downloading the Sora app. When logging onto the site for the first time you will be asked to put in your ‘setup code’ at the bottom of the screen. The setup code is ‘uksecondary’, and ‘Lymm High School’ should then be available from the drop-down list. Type in your usual school email and password to get started with your individual account.

All books are free and can be borrowed for 14 days. The formats and fonts of most books can be changed to suit individual reading needs and a dyslexia friendly font is also available.

If you would like more information on using SORA please click here.

Students looking for reliable information sources online can access articles on a wide variety of topics at To access the site please enter our school username: lymm and the password: library.

If you would like more information on using Complete Issues please click here.

Alternatively, students can access information from over 900 weblinks through the library management system Eclipse.Net which also lists the full school library catalogue of over 12,000 resources. It can be accessed at or by downloading the iMLS app. The site has a quick, easy access search box in the top right-hand corner of the home page. Students are encouraged to log in to their individual accounts using their library barcode number as both username and password. When logged into the site there are options to write reviews, reserve books, create virtual bookshelves, and much more!

If you would like more information on using the online catalogue please click here.

We are always working to improve the ILC and the resources we offer. If you have any suggestions for resources, books or Ebooks to be added to our school collections please email


The ILC aims to:

  • be a centre for information in school
  • provide resources to support the curriculum and private study
  • promote a love of books and reading
  • help pupils to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills
  • provide a welcoming and well-resourced area in which to study, read and feel comfortable


  • Independent Learning Centre Manager: Ms J Timson BA MA
  • Independent Learning Centre Assistant: Mrs K Cheney