ConnectED is a partnership between the Whatcom County Library System and all Whatcom County school districts and Lynden Christian 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.
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BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
You can check out up to four items at a time using your ConnectEd account. Those items can be books, magazines, audiobooks, and graphic novels. You can also access all of our digital content including eBooks and eAudiobooks. All books and audiobooks can be returned to any public library book return in Whatcom County, including some at area schools. See here for specific locations.
Go to wcls.org and at the top right-hand corner, log in to the library website. Your username is school code + student ID or 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.
Gale In Context: Global Issues
Gale In Context: Middle School
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.