The Harnett County Public Library System has partnered with Harnett County Schools and Anderson Creek Academy in an initiative to expand students’ access to educational resources through an innovative new program known as StudentAccess.
With the recent launch of StudentAccess, students can now use their student ID numbers to log in to hundreds of electronic resources that have previously been available only to those with public library card accounts.
Among these resources are impressive collections of notable e-books, audiobooks, and videobooks available through the library’s increasingly popular Bookflix, Tumblebooks, Overdrive, NCKids and NCLive apps. Teachers can use these programs to enhance their lesson plans and students have access to enjoyable and educational supplemental reading materials from the convenience of home. Middle and high school students will find NCLive to be a valuable resource for writing research papers, preparing for college entrance exams, searching for scholarships, and exploring career options.
Harnett County Public Library Director, Angela McCauley, is excited about the launch of the StudentAccess program. “We are very grateful for our educational partnerships with Harnett County Schools and Anderson Creek Academy,” stated McCauley. “It is our hope that our combined efforts to provide these supplemental learning resources will have a meaningful impact on academic success in areas of reading, research, and college preparation for all students in Harnett County. We encourage other learning institutions as well as homeschool families to reach out to us to learn more about how their students and children can gain access to these e-resources available through the library.”
To access these resources from home, at school, or on the go, students can go to the Harnett County Public Library website at www.harnett.org/library, click on a resource, and enter their student ID number. The required pin number is the last 4 digits of the student ID.
Educators can learn more about how to utilize these resources in the classroom by scheduling a training session with Youth Services Librarian, Autumn Landers. The library will provide ongoing learning opportunities for parents and students at the library in the weeks to come.
For more information about the StudentAccess program or for help getting started, parents, students, and educators are encouraged to contact the Harnett County Public Library at 910-893-3446.