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Middle, High School, and College Students

Middle, High School, and 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 an Essay or Math Problem?

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

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks for Teens

Borrow teen eBooks and audiobooks you can read or listen to on your laptop or phone. Available via download or streaming through OverDrive.

Need Sources Such As Databases for Your Homework or Project?

Find accurate information to help you complete assignments. Get online articles from sources you can trust.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A KCLS student account is a special library account that uses a student's ID number instead of a physical library card.

  • All public school districts in King County except the Seattle School District participate in the KCLS student account program. In addition, several private schools and colleges also have student accounts. See the full list for login information.

    Students have full access to KCLS eBooks and downloadable materials, databases, and online homework help from anywhere. Student accounts do not allow students to check out physical materials from KCLS libraries, use public computers inside a KCLS library, or print via KCLS computers.

  • 1. You have gone to KCLS.org and clicked on "Log In / My KCLS" in the upper right.

    Screenshot of top right side of KCLS website header: Help, Hours & Locations, and and black Log In / My KCLS button with Log In / My KCLS button crossed out

    This "Log In" link will take you to our catalog of physical materials. You'll know if you're in our catalog if you see "bibliocommons" in the URL as it appears below.


    Since student accounts provide access to online resources only, you'll need to start at www.kcls.org/students or Kids Homework Help or Teens Homework Help instead of the catalog.

    Start by visiting the student accounts page, choose your school level, and click on the online resource you want to use (eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, Tutor.com, etc.).

    2. The student has been opted out.
    In some cases, a student's parent may opt their student(s) out of this program. Check with your school district to find out.

  • KCLS creates a student account for each new student automatically. We use data updates provided by participating schools on a weekly basis.

  • Yes. Student accounts provide access 24x7, all year round.

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