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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Contact individual database services for help. You can find contact information for each service on our list of databases. If contact information is not listed for the service you need help with, contact Ask KCLS.
  • You can have as many tutoring sessions as you like using your library card or student account. 

  • You can submit essays of up to 8,000 characters (5-6 pages) in length for review per submission.

    • You may have up to 3 essays under review at the same time.
  • provides help in most subjects covered in: 

    • kindergarten-12th grade as well as 
    • entry-level college classes. 

    The following subjects are also available: 

    • ACT, SAT, and AP test preparation courses
    • ASVAB practice quizzes
    • Computer Science (C++, Java, Python, SQL, Web Design)
    • Essay review
    • GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT practice courses
    • Job application and interview preparation
    • Nursing (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, NCLEX test preparation, and more)
    • Resume and cover letter review and help
    • Study skills coaching for students and parents
    • Videos on basic foundations in math and language arts
    • U.S. citizenship test preparation
  • How can teachers show students how to use  

    Teachers may use:  

    Demonstration resources from the Client Resource Center. This tool includes: 

    • an intro video,
    • practice classroom, and  
    • customizable PowerPoint presentations. YouTube channel. The channel includes webinars for:  

    • faculty,  
    • parents, and  
    • students. 
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Digital Content

  • eBooks



    Downloadable Audiobooks




    Documentary and Educational Films

    Video Storybooks





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  • Some borrowing limits have changed while libraries are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our blog to find out what's different during the closure.

    A full-access King County Library System (KCLS) library card in good standing may borrow:

    All items except downloads Maximum of 100 items
    OverDrive eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and video     25 items
    OverDrive magazines No checkout limits
    hoopla digital music, movies, TV, and comics 10 items per month
    Kanopy streaming movies 5 items per month. No holds.

    KCLS is not responsible for damage to equipment that occurs while using library-owned material.

    Patrons who have reached the maximum number of physical checkouts are not able to login or borrow items from OverDrive or hoopla.

  • To check out streaming videos on Kanopy, you need the following:

    • A KCLS library card in good standing
    • Internet access
    • For mobile devices, the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku
    • For PC or Mac users, any current web browser (Supported browsers)
    • A Kanopy account (You can create a Kanopy account on the Kanopy login page.)
  • To check out eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, or video from OverDrive, you need the following:

  • For help, visit Kanopy's help page or contact Ask KCLS.


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