KCLS Can Help You Through Quarantine

Libraries may be closed, but the King County Library System is still open online! KCLS has expanded online resources for students, adults, children, teens, and older adults, so patrons of all ages can continue to learn, build skills, and stay entertained during this unprecedented time. Residents in the KCLS service area (in King County, outside Seattle) can sign up instantly for a digital eCard to access KCLS’ digital collection.

For those who don’t have computer or internet access, you can connect directly — live — with a KCLS staff member by phone, at 425.462.9600 or 800.462.9600, or through Ask KCLS. They’re ready to answer questions and direct residents to helpful resources and information.

Visit Your KCLS Library Online:

Audiobooks and eBooks

KCLS is investing more funds in its digital collection during the closure. With more titles than ever, there’s something for everyone.

Streaming TV and Movies

KCLS’ range of streaming content is helping keep families entertained and engaged while closures remain in effect. Watch HBO documentaries, BBC TV, how-to films, indie flicks, and thousands more on Access Video. It also is now offering unlimited streaming on Kanopy and have expanded streaming credits on hoopla.

Online Databases and More

KCLS offers access to databases and learning resources where residents can review Consumer Reports; learn a new language or skill; read bestselling magazines; or stay up to date on current affairs with free, unlimited access to online newspapers, such as The Seattle Times, The New York Times, and Washington Post.

Online Programming

KCLS has made some of its most popular in-person programs accessible online, from virtual story times and book clubs, to art workshops for older adults.

Resources for Students and Parents:

KCLS’ revamped K–12 web page provides links to a wide variety of educational support resources, tips, and activities, from homework help through tutor.com to STEM learning from tumblemath.com.

Resources for Small Business Owners:

KCLS’ Small Business web page links the business community to information and resources like business.wa.gov, which includes COVID-19 information and resources for Washington state businesses. KCLS also is offering virtual counseling with SCORE mentors to help navigate COVID-19 impacts to small businesses. And, as always, residents can get help filing taxes.

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