ConnectEd Setup

Click on the Log In / My WCLS link at the top of any WCLS.org page

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A login box will appear. Fill in the barcode line with your student ID number.

On the next screen, click on “Continue To Account Setup.”

Verify your name, birthdate, and email address (if applicable). If correct, click “Continue.” If any information associated with your library card is incorrect, you can still continue setting up your online account. next time you’re at the library, you should have a librarian correct it.

The last step in creating your account is to choose a user name. If you are 12 years old or under, you will choose a color and an animal from the drop-down list.

If you are 13 years old or older, you will create the user name of your choice. Check the box to accept the terms of use, and click on “Complete Account Setup.”

Congratulations, your account is now set up!


For eBooks and eAudioBooks

Click on the Washington Anytime Library link here and sign in at the top right side of the window:

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On the sign-in screen, select your library (Whatcom County Library System) and use your Student ID number and PIN to sign in:

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For Homework Help

Find the help you need below. Click on the resource links. If a login is required, use your Student ID number and PIN.

 I need to write a report on a famous person.
Britannica Library  will give you information on everyone from George Washington to Beyoncé. It is continually updated and includes magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.

I need an encyclopedia, or general information from a reliable resource.
Britannica Library is a great place to start a research project. Find articles on history, technology, philosophy, politics, health, and medicine. This award-winning encyclopedia has a portal for children, teens, and adults.

With over 1,500 full-text magazines and journals as well as encyclopedia articles, atlases and the World Almanac, eLibrary is another great place to begin your research.

I’m looking for a picture for my assignment.
Find thousands of maps, photos, and illustrations for your school report in eLibrary.

I need help with math.
We don’t have a tutoring service, but if you chat with one of our librarians they may be able to find a resource to help you. We often refer students to Khan Academy resources.

I have a state or country report.
Looking for maps, population, or history of a geographic region? Culturegrams is your source. It provides information on climate, religion, sports, holidays, and much more. This is the current turbo-charged incarnation of state and country books.

I have to write a pro/con opinion paper.
Read facts on both sides of the issue whether you are writing about cellphones in schools, ADHD, cloning, or pollution. SIRS Discoverer is a general information resource for grades 1-9.

I need to come up with a project for the Science Fair.
SIRS Discoverer Science Fair Explorer will help you come up with a project using things that you can find in your vicinity right now. Demonstrate how to clean water, or how a tornado gets its shape.

I’m looking for a primary resource for my history class.
You are going to dominate history class with this secret weapon. History Study Center is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. History teachers like primary resources even more than apples.

I’m having trouble finding what I want.
There are librarians across the country ready to chat with you 24/7 to help with your homework. Ask a Librarian now!