Student Success Library Card
Santa Ana Public Library (SAPL) Partnership
In an effort to promote the love of reading and support academic success for all students, the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) and the Santa Ana Public Library (SAPL) are partnering to allow every child attending a Santa Ana school to check out materials and access Bookmobile services offered by the SAPL. The Student Success Library card will allow students access to most SAPL resources at no cost.
As part of the program, which was recently approved by the SAUSD Board of Education, students will use their school issued identification number or Student ID to check out library materials or to access electronic resources that are offered by SAPL.
Students will be able to check out up to 5 books at a time from the Main Library, Newhope Library, or the Bookmobile (coming soon!), and students will have access to SAPL online databases, e-books, e-audiobooks, video streaming, and e-magazines. SAPL has a juvenile book collection of over 120,000 copies and over 100,000 e-books for all ages. Additionally, students will be able to check out DVDs and CDs.
These Student Success library cards will not incur overdue fees, will have a grace allowance of up to 5 lost or damaged books, and will not expire until the student graduates from high school or turns 19.
SAPL also offers free bilingual homework help and tutoring to students in grades K-12 as well as in-house access (after re-opening) to educational software such as ABCmouse and AWE Early Literacy Learning Computer Stations.
The Student Success Card registration process happens through a secure electronic data transfer. The information required includes students’ ID number, birthdate, contact information, school, grade, and parent/guardian name.
Families have the opportunity to opt out of the Student Success Card registration process, but then the student will not be given access to the special privileges library card without fines or fees.
You don't have to do anything to receive a card. A card will be created automatically.
The vision of the Student Success Library Card program is to provide SAUSD students easy access to the SAPL' s resources.
The vision of the Bookmobile service is to promote the love of reading, support academic success, and bring new technology and hands-on educational programming and activities directly to SAUSD students.
For questions or more information, please contact your Garfield Librarian at Laura.Nieboer@sausd.us