What Students and Teachers Get:
Tutor.com connects a student with a professional tutor online to receive help with difficult homework problems, review term papers, and more. Tutors are available everyday from 4:00 to 11:00 PM.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and more for learners to study at their own pace
The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers grammar and style resources as well as APA and MLA formatting guides.
eBooks and eAudiobooks (new titles added every month)
eMagazines (over 90 popular titles)
Music – Five free downloads per week and three hours of streaming per day (over 11 million commercially produced songs and 15,000 music videos)
Free use of the library’s WiFi and public computers featuring Microsoft Office applications and the Internet. Children and teens may also enjoy Roblox, Minecraft, and other games featured on our computers and iPads in the Youth Department.
Students and Teachers Also Have Access to These Databases in the Library Only:
Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Pre-School, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is mel5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
CultureGrams provides current and reliable information on different cultures and countries around the world
Early World of Learning. Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Includes materials for educators.
Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Curriculum-related and age appropriate content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Learning Express Library: Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. Click “More” for centers links. Learning centers: High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College, Career, Adult Learning, School, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
NoveList K8 Plus helps readers find the right book by read-a-likes, similar authors, subject, age range, Lexile Reading Levels, Common Core, and more! Michigan residents or Michigan library users only.
Middle school through college undergraduate and General user. Full-text. Opposing Viewpoints features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Scholastic Bookflix. Grades PreK – 3. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!
World Book Kids. Grades PreK – 5 Contains nine content categories: Pictures and Videos, World of Animals, Activities, Maps and More, Games, Important People, Compare Places, Science Projects, and Dictionary. Also includes support and educator sections.
How the Partnership Works:
- Every student in Roseville Community Schools will be issued a virtual library card using the prefix “RCS” followed by the student’s Roseville school ID number as the library card number.
- Their four-digit PIN will be the last four digits of the phone number listed in their records. If there is no phone number on file, a four-digit PIN will be automatically provided. Students or parents/guardians may contact the Roseville Public Library to change or obtain the PIN for the virtual card.
- Students who already have a public library card will retain their card and some students may end up with both a public card and a virtual card.
- Students living in Roseville are encouraged to upgrade their access so they can check out print materials and more. This must be done at the Roseville Public Library. A library card application with a parent or guardian signature plus photo ID verifying a current Roseville address is required.
- Teachers, regardless of residency, are encouraged to apply for a library courtesy card if they do not already have one in order to have full access to the resources available to their students.
Access is Only the Beginning:
- Encouraging students and faculty to use the resources of the public library is a critical part of the success of this program.
- Regular communication between educators and librarians will help public libraries better respond to student homework assignment needs.
- Public library summer reading and education programs help participating students maintain or increase grade and reading levels.