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With students moving to online learning to start this school year, it is important for them to remain aware of all the resources available to them. Through the continuing partnership of Neuse Regional Libraries, the State Library of North Carolina and the Lenoir, Greene and Jones County school systems, students will be able to make use of their local library and access online resources freely through the use of the StudentAccess program.

The goal of StudentAccess is to minimize limitations for students needing to make use of the public libraries resources. To accomplish this, every student within participating counties has a new library account created for them linked to their Student ID number. With this new account, students will have the ability to check out print materials, audiobooks, ebooks and utilize various online resources and databases. Students who were previously enrolled in Lenoir, Greene, or Jones County should already have an active StudentAccess account, while new students will have one created by the end of September.

When they visit any of the Neuse Regional Libraries, students can use their student ID number to check out up to 10 of any item other than DVDs or games and can also use their number to use the public access computers in the Children’s or Teen areas. There are no overdue fines on checked out materials unless the item is lost or damaged.

Here are just a few of the online resources available to students using their StudentAccess account:

e-iNC Overdrive and NC Kids: Download hundreds of available ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. There are also materials available for ages pre-K through 4th grade such as read-alongs and educational videos.

NC LIVE: NC LIVE hosts a wide range of online databases and digitized materials such as health and scholastic journals, peer reviews, magazine articles and more.

Testing and Education Reference Center: Students can search for scholarships, research colleges and take practice tests for the SAT, PSAT, ACT and more.

Mango Languages: Students will also have the opportunity to learn new dialects with the Mango language learning software. There are over 70 languages available such as Chinese, Danish, French and Spanish to choose from with courses that let you learn at your own pace.

Films on Demand: Films on Demand provides over 6,000 educational programs from networks such as the History Channel, Biography Channel, BBC and PBS.

To start using these resources, visit our website at www.neuselibrary.org. If you’d like more information or have any questions, please call 252-527-7066 Ext. 134