Home access to Encyclopaedia Britannica is now available to all primary and post-primary teachers in Ireland.
Q. How do I register for home access to the encyclopaedia?
A. The Scoilnet Teacher Registration Form is available at the following URL:
The form requires teachers to input some mandatory fields, such as First Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Teaching Council Registration Number and School Roll Number. These details are cross-checked to ensure only registered teachers submit forms. Forms with incorrect data or empty fields will not be accepted by the system. Following submission, it will take up to 2 working days for forms to be approved. Once approved, users will receive an email with username/password details. Please treat your log-in details as confidential personal information when you receive them and keep them in a safe place. They are unique and specific to you.
Q. I've tried to complete the online form but it says my email address is already in the system so I cannot proceed. Why is this?
A. Teachers who have already registered for a Scoilnet or NCTE service (for example, Scoilnet Maps, Scoilnet webhosting/blogging, CensusAtSchool and NCTE’s online summer courses) will already have a Scoilnet Account (username/password). These same log-in details can be used to access the encyclopaedias from home.
Q. I am not registered with the Teaching Council, can I still access the encyclopaedias?
A. Currently, home access to online encyclopaedias is only available to teachers registered with the Teaching Council.
Q. I am a retired teacher, but I am still a member of the Teaching Council. Can I get access?
A. Yes, as a retired teacher, you can still register with us for access to the encyclopaedia if you remain registered with the Teaching Council. Please use the school roll number of your school prior to retirement when completing the online registration form.
Q. My password doesn’t seem to work. Why?
A. Passwords are case-sensitive. Check carefully that you have not mistaken a zero for a capital O, or confused a capital I with lowercase L. These are the most common reasons why passwords do not seem to work.
Q. Can I change my password to something that’s easier to remember?
A. Yes, go to the Scoilnet Account Settings page (https://accounts.scoilnet.ie/login) and log-in with your existing (difficult) details. Once logged in, you will see a box allowing you to enter + confirm a new password. You cannot change your username; this is unique to you.
If you have any other queries regarding your teacher log-in, please contact the NCTE Service Desk on 1800 33 44 66 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.