Landmark purchase grants every California student access to Britannica institutional products

The state of California has purchased Britannica School and Britannica Escolar for every student across the Golden State.
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CHICAGO (July 1, 2018) The state of California has purchased Britannica School and Britannica Escolar for every student across the Golden State. Effective July 1, 2018, all pre-K through grade 12 schools in California—including all private institutions in addition to public—now hold the keys to the power of Britannica tools.

Thanks to the combined efforts of the California State Library and the Britannica Digital Learning team, this groundbreaking deal also encompasses all California public libraries, granting equal access to students with limited or no home internet service, homeschooled pupils, or any curious Californian with a library card.

Britannica is excited to welcome California to its global educator community. In the United States alone, 6 in 10 educators use Britannica’s award-winning product suite to engage students and lifelong learners and to meet the personalized needs of their communities. Britannica is committed to helping its latest regional partner do that and more.

Whether you’re new to the world of Britannica or already an expert user, you’ll find that Britannica is devoted to providing a hands-on, customized onboarding process for every educator, parent, and student included in this monumental purchase.

To learn more about the onboarding resources available—including personalized webinars and live training sessions from Britannica’s expert crew of educators and specialists—visit or contact Britannica directly for guidance at [email protected].

Media Contact:
Rhea Vitalis, Marketing Manager
Britannica Digital Learning
[email protected] | (312) 347-7175


Britannica School is the go-to site for K-12 research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.

Britannica Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource, universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish, made for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

About the California State Library:

Established in 1850, the California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The State Library is both a State and Federal Depository Library, providing free and open access to government information, and is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. It is home to the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library. It also directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs and services.

About Britannica Digital Learning:

Our mission is simple; to ignite curiosity and spread the joy of discovery. Future dreamers, leaders, and builders depend on educators every day to help them learn to examine their world more deeply. We partner with over half of all U.S. schools and 1.6 million teachers, reaching over 25 million students, to provide them with effective, enriching, and innovative tools, resources, and ideas to meet the needs of their students and communities.



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