Student Public Library and eBook Initiative
This project provides full public library access for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students of the Rainy River District. If you live in an area that normally has to pay to use your library, your child can get a student membership at no cost. Participating libraries of the Rainy River District Library Cooperative include the Atikokan Public Library, Emo Public Library, and the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Kindergarten-12 schools include students of the Northwest Catholic District School Board, Rainy River District School Board and Seven Generations Education Institute.
There was a common goal: to enrich the lives of young people. The libraries combined their eBook resources, and received collection funding from the school boards. As a result, students are now able to access a vast and varied collection of eBooks through OverDrive. The eBooks and all other library resources are available for classroom learning and for use at home. All K-12 students are invited and encouraged to explore the libraries’ collections for information, research or fun.
Students can stop by the FFPLTC to pick up their library card in order to check out physical resources. However, for some school boards, their library card number has also been integrated with their student number. For example, students can login to the RRDSB student portal with their student number and password, which redirects them to OverDrive while reminding them of their library card number, resulting in instant access to eBooks.
Rainy River District Library Cooperative Members
- Atikokan Public Library
- Emo Public Library
- Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre Public Library
Participating School Boards
- The Rainy River District School Board
- The Northwest Catholic District School Board
- Seven Generations Education Institute
How do I get an RRDLC Student Library Card?
Ask your school librarian if you don't have a public library card!