Elementary School Students

Elementary School 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.

Need Sources Such As Databases for Your Homework or Project?

Find facts to help you complete your homework. Log in to databases for students to get started.

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks for Kids

Borrow children’s eBooks, audiobooks, and more, available anytime. All you need is a library card to start reading on OverDrive.

Need help with your homework?

Get one-on-one help in any subject. Submit an essay or math problem for review. Log in to Tutor.com for free help.

Digital Magazines for Kids

Read magazines that are always available. Download full issues on your computer or device. Log in with your library card to start reading.

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. 

    K-12 schools 

    • Auburn School District: 4080 followed by school ID number
    • Bear Creek School: bcs followed by student ID number
    • Bellevue Children’s Academy: bca followed by student ID number
    • Bellevue School District: 405 followed by student ID number
    • Bellevue Christian School: bcl followed by student ID number
    • Eastside Catholic School: ecl 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: 41 followed by student ID number
    • 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 student ID number
    • Woodinville Montessori: wms followed by student ID number

    Colleges 

    • 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 Technical College: 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: 

    Go to the Student Accounts page (www.kcls.org/students). 

    Choose your grade level.  

    Click on the online resource you want to use.  

    Log in with your student account when prompted.  

    Students cannot log in using the black “Log In/My KCLS” button on the library's 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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