Use your card to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and download eMusic too. Discover new options today.
This September, Alachua County Library District is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.
This school year, students of all ages can use their library cards to access Tutor.com which provides on-demand tutoring, online with one-on-one sessions from 3 to 10 p.m. every day. Tutor.com, an online eSource, also features overnight reviews on resumes, book reports, college/scholarship application essays and more. Students and job seekers can find SAT/ACT essentials from The Princeton Review and practice quizzes in more than 100 areas in math, science and social studies. Plus, job search coaches provide support with job searching, online applications, resume writing, interview preparation and more. Many other online resources are available to help with school work.
Read The New York Times on your computer, tablet, or smart phone inside the library, at home, or on the go. Now you can get your daily dose of news online, whether you're at the library, at home*, or on the go*. NYTimes.com is a multi-platform news tool that provides full acces to the New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinions, blogs, videos and more. NYTimes.com is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps. From the home page, one can access more than 25 Times sections, including World, Politics, New York,
Opinion, Business, Technology, Science, Sports, Arts, Fashion & Style, and Video.
*The New York Times can be accessed at any time when connected to one of our library branches' networks. For remote access (not using the library's network), you must first go through our website to activate your 24-hour allotment of articles. You must create a login with your e-mail address the first time you visit this page. Once you have logged in, you may access The New York Times remotely and via the app on mobile devices for that day.
College students can learn more about library services and sign up for a library card on Santa Fe College campus on September 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library cards are free to those living in Florida. Borrowing privileges are granted on the spot after signing up with proper identification. Visit www.aclib.us/cards to learn more about library cards.
Whether it’s providing eSources or free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. These resources are available to anyone with a library card.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
Throughout the school year, our libraries offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Storytimes expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools such as 3D printers, circuitry, robotics and the help from library staff to use those resources.
Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, Disney’s the Incredibles, are helping to spotlight the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. For 140 years, the American Library Association has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all.