Schools can print the following handouts to support students in getting started using their student library cards.
Teachers and students can access many valuable educational resources through our online library. Research databases, online courses, encyclopedias, downloadable books and audiobooks, music, movies and so much more!
If your school is considering requesting or is already using student library cards, these videos will provide support and guidance for school staff members and students. Learn about student library cards, how to use the cards to access valuable resources, and how to utilize specific resources in the classroom.
Britannica Library. Britannica Library is an encyclopedia with content for learners of all ages, connecting you to authoritative, age-appropriate reference materials. With three levels of learning; children, young adult, and reference center; Britannica offers extensive articles, photos, videos, and other features to meet and exceed your online encyclopedia needs.
Explora – Research Made Easy. Explora is a research database that helps you find sources of information on various topics. With Explora, you can read a variety of texts, like articles, short stories, comics, and books. You can also watch videos from reputable news sources and explore broad topics or search for a highly specific piece of information.
Mango Languages – Learn Languages from Native Spaekers. Mango Languages is a language learning tool that offers instruction in more than 70 languages. There are even courses for people who are learning English as a second language. Learn at your own pace with lessons that are built around real conversational situations.
OverDrive and Libby. Over the past few years, OverDrive has grown to have one of the largest collections of digital media, which you can borrow using your library card. OverDrive also offers Libby—a mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices that gives you a seamless borrowing and reading experience.
Universal Class – Online Courses and Continuing Education. Universal Class for libraries is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end. Once in a course, you will watch engaging videos and receive feedback from friendly instructors.