The BSL Library

The development of the library at BSL is all about creating an inspiring atmosphere, catering to all types of students with many different reading tastes. The library is specially designed and tailored for each level, with teacher librarians to help support and develop a love of reading and learning in the students.

The British School of Lisbon’s library is an area of proactive learning, a place where students can access resources that cater to their learning needs. The library helps to develop reading and research skills, and help students’ become lifelong learners.

We believe the library to be a significant influence on the development of our students and we make every effort to keep its resources updated for the benefit of the entire school.

The Library at BSL is crucial to our students’ learning process. Every effort is made to teach, nurture and encourage students’ reading and research skills. All BSL students, including the 2-year olds in Pre-Nursery, regularly check out library resources. Library lessons serve to impart the skills required to make the best use of the resources.

Activities, such as Shared Reading, Buddy Reading, etc. all encourage students’ to progress their reading skills. We also regularly hold a Book Week and Book Fairs, plus related events to encourage reading outside of school.

We at BSL Library are keen to see our students grow and evolve into well-informed individuals and we believe that reading and research is integral to this. Should you have queries or suggestions, please write to us at


We are always delighted to hear from prospective parents that are considering our international school for their children’s education. Please do not hesitate to call us on the phone number above or select from the options below.

You can ask us a question, arrange a school visit (instant confirmation), or make a formal application to join the school. Please click one of the buttons below to make contact with our admissions department. Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all year. Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 are for children in Nursery (3 years old) through to Year 4 (8-9 years old), in 2020-2021 we will also offer Year 5 (9-10 years old.), we will continue to add year groups each and every year until we achieve full secondary school.


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