Library buildings are closed. Curbside pickup remains available. Medical Lake Library will be closed for curbside pickup, Sat–Tue, Jan 16–19.
All library locations will be closed Mon, Jan 18, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. You can access our Digital Library 24/7.

Virtual Student Library Card

A Virtual Student Library Card gives you instant access to the resources in our Digital Library and uses your student username/ID number. This service is available at select schools.

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Participating schools:

  • Centennial Middle School (West Valley School District)
  • City School (West Valley School District)
  • Dishman Hills High School (West Valley School District)
  • Spokane Valley High School (West Valley School District)
  • West Valley High School (West Valley School District)

To access your virtual student library account:

  • Your library card number is 9363 followed by your student username/ID (no dash or spaces).
  • Your 4-digit password is the month and day of your birth (mmdd).

If you have questions or need help, please use the Ask a Librarian Form.


Q: Will my virtual student account work in the summer?

A: Yes, your Virtual Student Library Card will work during the summer through August 31.

Q: Do Virtual Student accounts expire?

A: Yes, Virtual Student accounts expire annually on August 31 or when a student leaves the participating school.

Q: Why am I getting a message that says “Sorry, no holds may be placed for this user”?

A: You may be trying to place a hold on a physical item using the Library’s catalog. Your Virtual Student Library Card works with digital items only. For a complete list of resources, visit the Digital Library.

Q: Why doesn’t my student ID work?

A: Please verify that you are using the correct student username/ID and password.

You or your school may have been opted out of the program. Check with your parent/guardian and/or school district.

Q: How do students get Virtual Student Library Cards?

A: New Virtual Student accounts are created in partnership with participating schools. The process is automatic at the beginning of the school year and when a new school starts participating in the program. Updates to include new students at participating schools happen on a regular basis throughout the school year.

Q: Why is my school district or school not listed?

A: This is currently a pilot program with one school district and at select schools. Access to students at more school districts will be added over time.

Still have questions? Use the Ask a Librarian Form to get answers from our librarians.