KCLS offers a multitude of student resources

The King County Library System (KCLS) offers many online programs, services and resources to help students of all ages succeed. King County students who attend schools within the KCLS service area (outside the city of Seattle) automatically receive a KCLS student account. 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 provide full access to all digital materials, including eBooks and audiobooks, and databases for research and homework help.


Resources for K-12 Students

KCLS’ Study Zone Plus programming provides free online support for students in grades K-12. Students may receive homework help, practice reading out loud, participate in social activities with peers and practice English conversation skills. Study Zone Plus services are available in multiple languages and may be accessed online with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Students may also dial in using a home phone or smartphone. For the full list of services and the current schedule, visit kcls.org/studyzoneplus.

KCLS helps students prepare for college through the free online program series, Life After High School. Participants can learn about the college application process, how to write college entrance exams and how to apply for financial aid.

Resources for College Students
College students have access to a variety of free resources at kcls.org/college-students. Students may connect with a tutor online for homework help, search through databases, browse for eBooks, magazines and newspapers, find job and career information, and stream movies, TV and music.

Resources for Students of All Ages
KCLS also offers free 24/7 access to Tutor.com. Students of all ages may:

  • Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring
  • Submit an essay, math problem, cover letter or resume for review
  • Prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP or graduate school entrance exams
  • Build study skills

To access to KCLS’ physical materials or use free Wi-Fi, computers, copiers and printers in libraries, students may apply for an all-access library card at kcls.org/library-cards. Contact Ask KCLS for assistance with your account at kcls.org/Ask, or call (425) 462-9600 or (800) 462-9600.

“Whether you are learning in person or remotely, KCLS offers innovative resources and academic support to help students and caregivers thrive throughout the school year,” stated KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum.