TRL offers online resources to help students

By Taniah Najih | Timberland Regional Library

The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) offers a wide range and depth of educational tools for K-12 students in a variety of learning atmospheres, said Regional Library Executive Director Cheryl Heywood. from Timberland.

“It’s always a priority for TRL to support our local students and educators,” Heywood said.

MyTRL is a program offered by TRL in partnership with school districts that allows K-12 students to access TRL’s extensive electronic resources by logging into from school or home on any any computer or device using a student’s electronic card number. school software.

Educational resources offered by TRL include:

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, evidence suggests that student academic success, including improved student retention and improved academic experience, is linked to library use.

For students who already have a regular library card, MyTRL can serve as a second library account with online-only privileges.

Students from North Thurston Public Schools, Olympia School District, Tumwater School District, Tenino School District, Rainier School District, Griffin School District, Yelm Community Schools, Rochester and the Gravity Learning Center are already enrolled in the MyTRL program.

TRL also offers special homeschool accounts that can be linked to existing accounts for easy online access with the same payment and hold limits as regular cards. A current library card with a verified address is required to qualify.

“We want to help provide children and teens with the best education possible, whether they’re learning at home or in a school building,” Heywood said.

To apply for a library card, a person can visit any of the 29 TRL libraries in the five-county area served by the Library District to verify their identity and other basic information. Parents can verify the identity and information of minors.

  • Base map: Identity Verification allows customers to borrow up to 10 items and put 10 items on hold and access online resources.
  • Regular card: If a current address is on the user’s ID card, or if they provide some other form of address verification, they can switch to a regular card. This allows customers to borrow up to 50 items and put 50 items on hold and access online resources.

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Aubrey L. Morgan