Middle and High School Students

Middle and High School Students

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

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

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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • A student account is a special library account that uses a student's ID number or college email address instead of a physical library card. Student Accounts are available for K-12 students and college students attending most schools within the KCLS service area (outside the city of Seattle).  Student accounts provide full access to: 
    • KCLS eBooks and downloadable materials. 
    • Databases for research and homework help 
    Student accounts do not allow students to: 
    • Check out physical materials from KCLS libraries. 
    • Use public computers inside a KCLS library.
    • Print via KCLS computers. 
    There is not a physical card associated with these accounts. 
  • Each student account has a login that begins with a specific case-sensitive code that identifies a district, school, or college. This is followed by the student’s school-issued identifier 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 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
    • 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

    Colleges 

    • Bellevue College: BVC followed by student ID number
    • Cascadia College: CAS followed by the primary email on file with the college
    • Highline Community College: HLC followed by student ID number
    • 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

    Trouble logging in?

    Contact Ask KCLS.

  • To start accessing KCLS online resources with your student account, go to www.kcls.org/students and choose your grade level. Click on the online resource you want to use and login when prompted. Students cannot login using the black “Log In/My KCLS” button on KCLS’ home page. 

  • 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.

    https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/

    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.

  • 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.

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