StudentAccess, the program launched this fall that allows all students in the county school systems of Jackson, Macon, and Swain to have access to Fontana Regional Library materials through their student ID numbers, has recently been expanded.
Mountain Discovery Charter School, in Bryson City, and The Catamount School (a lab school administered by WCU) have now joined the program. StudentAccess accounts allow students to borrow e-resources and access online library databases. Students can also borrow up to 10 print or audio books from the FRL collection. There are no overdue fines for these accounts, but students are responsible for any fees on lost or damaged books.
StudentAccess is a joint project with the school systems that provides library access via student ID numbers, which students already memorize for the lunch room and other school-based online activities. There is no card with these accounts – students just provide their name and number when checking out books.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of North Carolina.