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For tips on searching our library catalog and other online resources, checkout this YouTube playlist!
Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Includes live, one-on-tutoring, a Writing Lab, practice tests, and more!
Gale in Context: Elementary
Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.
Gale in Context: Middle School
Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.
Note: Access to these databases requires the entire barcode number--or Longview student ID (ask your teacher for info!) from your library card and your pin number. Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are not able to log in with this information, please call us at 360.442.5300 or Ask a Librarian.
As of November 2020, all Longview School District (LSD) students, and many students at Three Rivers Christian School (TRC), have free access to the Longview Public Library's online resources through our student ecard program. This program partners with schools so students can use library resources using their student ID number as a library card number and log in to online resources through our website.
For LSD students, the student ID is a six-digit number, for TRC students, it is a five-digit number. You'll also need to enter a 4-digit PIN. The student eCards are set up with a generic PIN. Contact your school librarian or the Youth Services department at the public library (360.442.5323) for your PIN.
A student ecard is separate from a full-service card. To sign up for a full-service card that would allow to you check out physical items from the library, children younger than 13 need to come into the library with their responsible adult and fill out an application. More information on library cards, including how to sign up online for those age 13 and older, can be found here.
Watch a video about using Overdrive with your student ecard here.
If you have questions about youth resources at LPL, feel free to get in touch by email or call 360.442.5323.
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