College Students

College Students

Your student ID provides you access to all the online resources the King County Library System (KCLS) offers.

Featured Online Resources

Use these online resources with your student account or library card number.

Find Online Services to Use from Home

Browse databases. Read eBooks. Stream movies, tv, or music. Explore all the resources that are available from your library online.

Need Tutoring or Help with a Paper?

Get one-on-one help in any entry-level college subject. Submit an essay or math problem for review.

Get Job and Career Information

Learn at your own pace with LinkedIn Learning. Drop off a resume or cover letter for review with Tutor.com.

Read Magazines and Newspapers

Get access to historic and current articles. Choose from local and national newspapers. Read about events around the world on Pressreader.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A student account is a special kind of library account. It uses a student's ID number or college email address instead of a physical library card.   K-12 and college students at most schools in our service area can get a student account. Our service area includes most of King County, outside of the city of Seattle. 
    • Student accounts provide full access to:  
    • eBooks and downloadable materials.
    • Databases for research and homework help  
    Student accounts do not allow students to:  
    • Check out physical materials from libraries.  
    • Use public computers inside the library. 
    • Print from library printers.  
    These accounts don’t have a physical card. 
  • Each student account has a login number that begins with a case-sensitive code. The code identifies a district, school, or college.  

    The code is followed by either the student’s  

    • school-issued identification number or  
    • college-issued email address.  

    There are no dashes or spaces.  

    The PIN is the last four digits of the student's ID number. See the full list below for login information. 

    Bellevue Children’s Academy: bca followed by student ID number
    Willows Preparatory School: bca followed by student ID number

    K-12 schools 

    School District Student Account Login
    Auburn School District 4080 followed by school ID number
    Bear Creek School bcs followed by school ID number
    Bellevue Children's Academy bca followed by school ID number
    Bellevue School District 405 followed by student ID number
    Bellevue Christian School bcl followed by student ID number
    Eastside Catholic School ecs followed by student ID number
    Enumclaw School District 216 followed by student ID number
    Federal Way Public Schools 210 followed by student ID number
    Highline School District 401 followed by student ID number
    Issaquah School District 411 followed by student ID number
    Kent School District 415sn followed by student ID number
    Lake Washington School District 414 followed by student ID number
    Mercer Island School District 400 followed by student ID number
    Northshore School District 417 followed by student ID number
    Rainier Prep rps followed by student ID number
    Renton School District 403 followed by student ID number
    Riverview School District 407 followed by student ID number
    Shoreline School District 412 followed by student ID number
    Skykomish School District 404 followed by student ID number
    Snoqualmie Valley School District 410 followed by student ID number
    St. Brendan School (Bothell) sbs followed by student ID number
    Thomas School sts followed by alpha student code
    Saint Vincent de Paul (Federal Way) svs School followed by student ID number
    Tahoma School District 409 followed by student ID number
    The Overlake School tos followed by student ID number
    Three Tree Montessori ttm followed by student ID number
    Tukwila School District 406s followed by student ID number
    Vashon Island School District 402 followed by student ID number
    Willows Preparatory School bca followed by school ID number
    Woodinville Montessori wms followed by student ID number

    Colleges 

    School District Student Account Login
    Bellevue College BVC followed by student ID number
    Cascadia College CAS followed by the primary email on file with the college
    Highline College HLC followed by the part of the email address before the @
    Green River College GRC followed by the part of the email address before the @
    Lake Washington Institute of Technology LWT followed by the part of the email address before the @
    Renton Technical College RTC followed by student ID number
    Shoreline Community College SCC followed by student ID number
    Washington Technology University WTU followed by student ID number

    Trouble logging in?

    Contact Ask KCLS.

  • To start using online library resources with your student account: 

    1. Go to the Student Accounts page (kcls.org/students). 
    2. Choose your grade level.  
    3. Click on the online resource you want to use.  
    4. Log in with your student account when prompted.  
    5. Do not use the “Log In/My KCLS” button at the top of the KCLS website.
  • There are a couple of reasons why you might get this error. 

    1. You might be in our catalog. 

    Did you go to KCLS.org and click on "Log In / My KCLS" in the upper right? This "Log In" link will take you to the catalog of books and other physical items. You'll know if you're in the catalog if you see "bibliocommons" in the URL like this:  

    https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/ 

    Since student accounts only provide access to online resources, you won't be able to log in to the catalog.  

    Instead, start by going to the student accounts page 

    Choose your school level.  

    Click on the online resource you want to use (eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, Tutor.com, etc.). Then, log in when prompted. 

    1. Your parent or caregiver may have opted you out of student accounts. Check with your school district to find out.
  • All public school districts in King County except the Seattle School District. Several private schools and colleges also have student accounts. Check for your school on the full list, opens a new window. 

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