2019 Student Library Cards

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In 2018, the Alachua County Library District and Alachua County Public Schools pioneered the Student Library Card program to provide students with public library cards. More than 27,000 cards were distributed to local schools.  Students at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida were added for 2019 and will be receiving these cards for the first time.
These cards allow students to access the following library resources at no cost:

• Borrow 3 print or audiobook items.

• Check out eBooks, downloadable music and digital magazines.

• Use eSources, including tutoring help and research resources.

• Log on to computers at any of the Library District’s 12 branches.

The program continues for the 2019-2020 school year to provide the same essential library access for the student.

The Alachua County Library District does not charge overdue fines for materials, but we do require that materials be returned. Your student may receive notices from the Alachua County Library District on a quarterly basis if they have unreturned items on their library card.

If you have a student card but have misplaced your number, please visit your local library branch for assistance.

Bridge the Digital Divide with your public library.

Our eSources can help students study for a test or research for a big project at any hour of the day. These are a few of our favorites for students; find all our eSources at www.aclib.us/esources.

Tutor.com - Combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with powerful diagnostic tools and self-study resources to provide a flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners.

World Book Kids - Includes easy-to-read articles with engaging images, maps, animations, educational games, science projects, and activities.

Learning Express - Helps students prepare for standardized tests, career entrance exams, and other common assessments.

Transparent Language - Learn a second language, access KidsSpeak for elementary-aged children.

Biography in Context - Find biographical information on the world’s most influential people.

Safari Books - Offers books on math, science, and technical topics, ideal for older students.

How it works

In fall 2019, students will receive a welcome letter explaining what their Student Library Card is and how to use it. One letter will be formatted for elementary school students and one will be formatted for middle and high school students.
New students will receive a welcome letter and their own Student Library Card.
Returning students will receive a welcome letter with their 2018-2019 barcode and card number printed on the letter. Students can use this information to log in to library resources online and to check out items at any branch. 

Student Library Card Registration Form

If you are an Alachua County Public School student or a P.K. Yonge student and you did not already receive a student library card, please use the form below to register for your student library card.  Once you submit this form, Alachua County Library District staff will create a student card for you.  The card will be delivered to you at school within a few days.  If you haven't received your card within 7 school days of completing this form, please email scs@aclib.us with your name and the date you completed the form.  Please email us with any questions!

Thanks for participating.

Please provide an email address in case our staff needs to contact you regarding issues with your registration request.