Students in five local school districts can now use their student ID as their library card, giving them instant library access.
That includes everything we have to offer, from books to streaming music to online tutors.
It’s made possible by a program called Library Connect. We began working with school districts on the program last year, and so far we’ve reached about 80,000 students. More than half of those kids didn’t have library cards.
Currently, Library Connect serves students in Portland Public, Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow and Parkrose school districts. We hope to reach even more students in the future.
The program is a huge boon for educators, who can now rely upon their students having access to the same resources.
Library Connect is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.