Welcome, teachers, to the Virtual Library Card program!
We are excited to have your school participating in the program. We know that in order for this program to be successful, teachers are the key to promotion of the resources with their students.
Your local public library has many digital resources that are now available to your students. Please contact your local public library if you are interested in scheduling an in-person or virtual visit to show you, your fellow teachers, and/or your students how to use the resources that are available.
Although there are many more resources available, we are specifically promoting the following resources that are available at all of the Suburban Library Cooperative member libraries. These are:
Students of all ages can connect online with vetted, master’s degree trained tutors from all subjects between noon and midnight every day of the week. You can also use a drop-off review service for writing assignments along with self-study practice quizzes 24/7.
There are thousands of ebooks and eaudiobooks, hand-selected by your library, available for reading/listening. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. It’s a delight to discover new books through Overdrive and its app, Libby.
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.
Resources included in the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) are available to all residents of the State of Michigan. Administered by the Library of Michigan, in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary will provide all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet; and provide an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries. In order to be able to borrow books and other physical library materials, residents must have a full privilege library card. You can apply for a library card at your local public library where you live.
Have Questions Regarding Information?
Don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our staff members will assist you with further help.