ConnectED is a partnership between the Whatcom County Library System and all Whatcom County school districts, Lynden Christian School, and Lummi Nation School. ConnectED enables students in Whatcom County schools to use their student ID number as a library card. It gives you easy access to check out books, audiobooks, and use online resources from the public library.
BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
ConnectED library cards allow students to:
- Borrow 4 items at a time; those items can be books, magazines, audiobooks and graphic novels
- Access digital content including eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Access educational resources, such as online encyclopedias
- Incur no overdue fines for items borrowed
All books and audiobooks can be returned to any public library book return in Whatcom County
To get started:
- Go to wcls.org and log on
- Your username is your school code plus your student ID/lunch number
- Your PIN is 1234
EBOOKS & EAUDIO
Students can access all of our digital content including eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can check out up to 5 eBooks, eAudiobooks or digital magazines.
The Libby App makes it easy to borrow eBooks and eAudio. Download the app or go to libbyapp.com, search for Whatcom County Library System, and log in with your ConnectED username and PIN. You‘ll have thousands of books, audiobooks and magazines to choose from in just minutes.
WASHINGTON ANYTIME LIBRARY
Another option to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks is go to the Digital Content tab and click on Washington Anytime Library.
In the upper right-hand corner, log in with your username and PIN. We recommend the Libby App, but this works too.
Watch How to Use the Libby App
Use your ConnectED card to find what you need for your next report or project. Below are some online resources designed just for K-12 students. Find more online databases under the Digital Content tab.
The Youth Services staff at the Whatcom County Library System is at the ready to help you and your students get the most out of our ConnectED partnership. Learn more on our ConnectED for Educators page.