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Resources for Educators

From Instant Access to databases, to reading lists and more,
find out about all the library has to offer you and your students.

Library Information

Instant Access for Students
This allows your students to begin their library card registration online. Students will get a temporary card number and PIN that are good for 60 days. This temporary number allows students place holds on physical materials as well as gain access to library databases. 

Request a Library Tour for Your Class

Get a Teacher Card

Library Catalog

Kids Events and Activities

Annual Library Book Sale

Locations and Hours

Reading Resources and Services

Books for Educators

Materials Request 

Reading Lists for Kids and Teens

Book Club Kits for Kids

Classics on Overdrive

Research Tools

A Wake County Public Library card and PIN is required for database access.

Information about countries around the world, the 50 U.S. states, Canada and its territories.

Education Database
Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

Films on Demand
Thousands of high-quality educational videos and documentaries from PBS, BBC, The History Channel and more.  Content on a variety of subjects including historical speeches and newsreels.

Mango Languages
Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. Includes a free app for learning on the go.

NC Kids Digital
A collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos for kids in preschool through 4th grade. This is a statewide resource separate from your WCPL Overdrive account.

SIRS Discoverer
Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offer articles, nonfiction books, images, activities and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.

Testing & Education Reference Center
A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.