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Books2Go Partnership With The City of Denton
Denton ISD and the Denton Public Library have partnered together to offer free library cards to all students through a new program called Books2Go. Denton ISD serves students who reside in 18 communities. The Books2Go program will be available for all students currently enrolled in the district regardless of their physical address. All Denton ISD students enrolled in the district will have access to Denton Public Library print and digital resources.
“Forty-three percent of Denton ISD students do not have access to a free public library,” said Donna Kerley, Denton ISD Library Services Coordinator. “The Books2Go partnership between Denton ISD and the Denton Public Library addresses this inequity. It is a is a wonderful opportunity for students in Denton ISD to be able to use their Student I.D. card to check out materials from the Denton Public Library at no cost. We are very excited to provide this opportunity to our students and look forward to the wonderful partnership with the Denton Public Library.”
Through Books2Go, if you are a current Denton ISD student, then your Student I.D. will serve as a Denton Public Library card. The application process only consists of opting into a Books2Go account as part of the Denton ISD Snap registration. If your student did not opt-in during the registration process, please contact your child’s school to update your preferences.
With their Books2Go accounts, students may:
Check out up to three items at a time (including books, movies, DiscoveryKits, mobile wi-fi hotspots and more)
Place three holds at a time
Use library public computers
Download ebooks and digital audiobooks
Access most Denton Public Library online resources including:
- Brainfuse, which offers live tutoring every day from 3-10 p.m. for students 3rd grade to college;
- Ebsco Explora, which offers research resources for homework and reports;
- And Pronunciator—a language learning tool that provides lessons in 80 languages.
“We are incredibly excited to offer Books2Go to students,” said Jennifer Bekker, City of Denton Director of Libraries. “This past school year has been so different from anything students have experienced before, so being able to provide this resource to them is now more important than ever. Through the Library, students will have access to online tutoring assistance, studying resources, an extended resource library, and even access to books, movies, and activities for entertainment.”
In addition, because Books2Go accounts use students’ existing Denton ISD I. D. number, students will only need to bring or remember their student I.D. to use Denton Public Library resources. If students already have an account with the Denton Public Library, they will not need a Books2Go account. Parents or legal guardians who register a student for a Books2Go account do not have to submit an application to the Denton Public Library.
For more information on Books2Go, visit the Denton Public Library website at https://library.cityofdenton.com/screens/dpl_card.html.