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Instant library card: All CMS students get access to books and more

This year all CMS students will be able to get public library books and online materials using their student ID.
This year all CMS students will be able to get public library books and online materials using their student ID. Courtesy of CMS

Checking out books and doing online research just got easier for about 145,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students, with a new agreement that lets a student ID serve as a public library card.

The ONE Access program lets students check out print and audio books, use library databases and borrow a range of digital materials from all 20 locations of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. They won’t be charged fines for overdue returns, but can be charged if they lose books.

“We are working with the library to meet students where they are: in the classroom, in the media center, at the public library and at home,” said Superintendent Ann Clark.

The library is also providing teacher loan cards that allow faculty to borrow up to 30 items for 6 weeks.

Ann Doss Helms: 704-358-5033, @anndosshelms

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