King County Library System offers a wealth of resources for students

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The King County Library System (KCLS) offers many online programs, services and resources to help students of all ages succeed. King County students attending schools within the KCLS service area (outside of the city of Seattle) automatically receive a KCLS student account. A student account is a special library account that uses a student ID number or university email address instead of a physical library card. Student accounts provide full access to all digital documents, including eBooks and audiobooks, and databases for research and homework help.

Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students

KCLS ‘Study Zone Plus program provides free online support to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students can receive homework help, practice reading aloud, participate in social activities with their peers, and practice conversation skills in English. Study Zone Plus services are available in several languages ​​and accessible online with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Students can also connect using a landline or smartphone. For the full list of services and the current schedule, visit kcls.org/studyzoneplus.

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

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

Resources for students of all ages
KCLS also offers free 24/7 access to Tutor.com. Students of all ages can:

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

To access physical KCLS material or use free Wi-Fi, computers, copiers and printers at libraries, students can apply for an unlimited access library card at kcls.org/library-cards. Contact KCLS for assistance with your account at kcls.org/Request, or call (425) 462-9600 or (800) 462-9600.

“Whether you learn in person or at a distance, KCLS offers innovative resources and academic support to help students and caregivers thrive throughout the school year,” said Lisa Rosenblum, Executive Director of KCLS.


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