The Council Bluffs Public Library is working in partnership with the Council Bluffs Community School District and the Carter Lake Public Library to provide Library Information Technology (LIT) student accounts to registered students.
With a LIT account, students can:
- Instantly access digital books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and newspapers
- Find an online tutor
- Access databases for homework and research
- Borrow up to 4 physical items from the Library (books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs)
To access resources with your LIT account through our website, you will use your 6-digit student ID number as your barcode and your birthdate (MMDD) as the PIN.
Explore the Library’s YouTube channel for tutorials on how to access your online account and the Library’s digital resources from your Chromebook and/or a mobile device.
Who can use a LIT Student Access Account?
Students in grades K-12 who are enrolled in the Council Bluffs Community School District.
How do I access my Student Access Account?
Student Access Accounts can access databases and e-resources through the Library’s website. Enter your Student ID as your barcode and then your four digit PIN to log in. PINs for student accounts are the birthdate of the student, which would include their birth month and day in a MMDD format.
What can I use my Student Access Account for?
Student Access Accounts can be used to check out up to 4 physical items (books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs) as well as to access any of the Council Bluffs Public Library’s online resources, including eBooks, digital audiobooks, and research databases.
If I am checking out physical items, do I need a card?
No. Physical items can be checked out from a staff member at the Library’s Circulation Desk. You may present your school ID if you have one, but it is not required. Library staff can look up your account.
Will I have to pay fines and fees?
No. Student Access Accounts will be suspended from physical borrowing until items are returned, but fines and fees will not be charged.
What if I already have a Library card?
That’s great! You can have both. Your Student Access Account will make it easier for your teachers and for visiting Library staff to introduce you to everything the Library has to offer. Your full-access Library card will allow you even more access to items held by the Library, like video games, board games, and items from our Makerspace.