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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.

  • Tutorías individualizadas en tiempo real via chat para estudiantes de K-12, de nivel inicial universitario y estudiantes adultos. Disponible en chat y audio. Tutor.com está disponible 24/7 pero las tutorías individualizadas solo están disponibles de 2 pm - medianoche.

    Para obtener una lista de los límites de las sesiones, las materias con las que puede obtener ayuda y las herramientas para maestros, visite Tutor.com FAQs.

    Para soporte técnico, contacte librarysupport@tutor.com o visite centro de ayuda en la parte inferior de cada página de Tutor.com. Tutor.com no puede ayudarle a recuperar su PIN. Si olvidó su PIN, debe comunicarse con una biblioteca de KCLS o Ask KCLS para recibir ayuda. Hay Videos tutoriales de SBAC disponibles para estudiantes y padres.

  • Session length limits:

    • Each tutoring session may be up to 20-30 minutes long.
    • Each tutoring session is designed to help you with 1-2 questions before you continue working on your own.
    • If you need more time with a tutor, you may begin a new tutoring session.
    • You can have as many tutoring sessions as you like, with your library card. Tutor.com does not limit the number of monthly tutoring sessions.
  • 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.
  • Tutor.com services include:

    • ACT/SAT practice course
    • AP courses
    • ASVAB practice quizzes
    • bilingual tutors
    • citizenship preparation help
    • college-bound help
    • cover letter review and help
    • document proofing, in real-time and drop-off, for written essays, resumes, and math problems
    • English language skills help
    • GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT practice courses
    • interview preparation
    • job searching help
    • MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint tutorials
    • remedial skill building
    • resume review and help
    • sample resumes, templates, and guidelines
    • videos on basic education foundations
    • WA State SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test preparation (Select the “Other Tools” menu at the top of the Tutor.com site and choosing “Prep for the SBAC." See SBAC video tutorial.)
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eBooks, Downloads, and Streaming

  • eBooks



    Downloadable Audiobooks




    Documentary and Educational Films

    Access Video

    Video Storybooks



    RBdigital Magazines


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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
    hoopla digital music, movies, TV, and comics 10 items per month
    RBdigital magazines No checkout limits
    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, hoopla, or RBdigital.

  • 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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