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Swain, Jackson, and Macon County Schools and Fontana Regional Library are partnering to support students’ ongoing education. We share the belief that a love of books and learning is a strong foundation for student success and we are working together to provide every student access to books and resources found at their public library.

StudentAccess is a free project that allows your students in Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties to access Fontana Regional Library print and electronic resources using their school ID (lunch number), without needing to visit their local library to set up an account.

Students now have access to eResources and library databases and can borrow up to 10 print or audiobooks from their local public library. There are no overdue fines for student accounts, but students are responsible for any fees on lost or damaged books.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What can a student do with a student ID account?

Answer: Student ID accounts allow students to borrow e-resources and access library databases just like any other Fontana Regional Library card. Students can also borrow up to 10 print or audio books from the Fontana Regional Library collection.


Question: How will a student use their student ID account?

Answer: Students will use their school ID number and PIN to borrow books or access the library’s services like eBooks and online research. The default PIN is the last 4 digits of the student ID number


Question: Is the student account free?

Answer: Yes, the student account is free. There are no overdue fines for student accounts, but students are responsible for any fees on lost or damaged books.


Question: How do I sign my child up for a student ID account?

Answer: You don’t need to take any action to get a student ID account for your child. All Swain, Jackson, and Macon County Schools students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 will automatically be enrolled in this program.


Question: What if I don’t want my child to have a student ID account?

Answer: If you do not want your child to have access to library materials, you may opt out. See your school for an opt-out form you can sign and return to any Fontana Regional Library location. Be aware that students who opt out of NEST will not be able to participate in classroom use of library resources unless they have an Fontana Regional Library card and know the full card number and PIN.

Just For Kids

Who's ready to learn & explore? We are!

The library has resources and materials - just for kids! - available free with your library card. Checkout new arrivals, eBooks, streaming video, homework help resources, & more!