Middle, High School, and College Students
Your student ID provides you access to all the online resources the King County Library System (KCLS) offers.
Use these online resources with your student account or library card number.
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.
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.
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.