We’re making it easier for students to access accurate information with TSCPL@School. All students at Hayden High School, Shawnee Heights, Topeka Public Schools, and Washburn Rural Middle and High School automatically have a library card account. Typically, their student ID numbers work as a library card number.
“When our schools and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library work together, students thrive,” said Gina Millsap, library CEO. “With TSCPL@School, school-age kids have access to thousands of books and online resources 24/7. We’re making learning and reading happen now and for a lifetime.”
Students have access to complete information from trusted sources for homework and reports. Most of these resources are available digitally so they can be accessed anytime from anywhere with an internet connection – home, school or a coffee shop.
“Literacy is the foundation for a successful academic life,” said Dr. Tiffany Anderson, superintendent of Topeka Public Schools. “The partnership with the library provides opportunities for every student and staff member to have greater access to a world of literature beyond the classroom. Together we have expanded access to the library to 14,000 families who will gain library cards through our school enrollment process and we have expanded the classroom curriculum resources exponentially. This is a model of excellence in public education that extends learning by partnering to remove barriers for families and by investing in public education.”
Students can also supplement their classes (maybe get some extra credit) with online learning tools like Mango Languages, Lynda.com and Treehouse. Just like all library cardholders, students have access to all resources at the public library. This includes online research databases, ebooks, digital audiobooks, streaming videos and the physical items at the library and on bookmobiles.