St. Clair Shores Public Library 22500 Eleven Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081-1399 Phone: (586) 771-9020 Fax: (586) 771-8935 Director: Rosemary Orlando
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Saturday, November 11

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Virtual Library Cards

What is a Virtual Library Card?
To ensure that the K-12 students in the St. Clair Shores Public Library service area have access to resources critical for success in school, the library is partnering with local school districts to ensure every student has a library card. Students will be given access by using the student’s school ID number.

  • Lake Shore students will be issued a virtual library card using the prefix “LAK- For Lake Shore” followed by the student’s school ID number as the library card number.
  • Lake Shore will use the last four digits of their student ID number as their four-digit pin.
  • South Lake students will be issued a virtual library card using the prefix “SLS- For South Lake Schools” followed by the student’s school ID number as the library card number.
  • South Lake will use their month and date of their birthday as their four-digit pin. Example: August 25 would be 0825.
  • Students attending school in St. Clair Shores are encouraged to enhance their access so they can check out print materials and more. A library card application with a parent or guardian signature and school ID is required for those living outside of St. Clair Shores but attending in the district.

Do you have a student number, but are having trouble logging in? Please call us at (586) 771-9020.

What Students and teachers get:
The Library Board has worked hard to make policies “educator friendly” so that use of library resources will be integrated into classroom instruction whenever possible. Our goal is for every student to become a lifelong, educated consumer of quality information for success in school and in life.
Students and teachers will have access to:

  • Electronic reference sources and homework help, including encyclopedias, that can be used for writing school papers
  • eBooks
  • eMagazines (over 90 popular titles)
  • Additional resource help is provided by phone, email, or in-person.

Do you have a student number, but are having trouble logging in? Your pin will be the last four digits of the phone number you have on file with the school. If you are still having trouble, please call us at (586) 771-9020.

St. Clair Shores Public Library Online Resources
Your Virtual Library Card provides access to additional online resources.
These resources can be found under the Online Resources menu. provides on-demand, one-to-one tutoring in an online classroom for students in kindergarten through college in over 60 academic subjects and test preparation areas, including the ACT and SAT. The Learning Suite also includes practice quizzes, skills drills, video lessons and The Princeton Review Essentials test preparation. Tutors are available 12pm-12am daily.

Click here for more information on using

Mango Languages

Language courses with Adaptive Learning Technology for learning centered around you. Use on your desktop or download the free Mango app from the App Store or Google Play for language learning on the go.

Little Pim (part of Mango) is specially designed for children ages 0-6. Each course features videos that teach 180 words and phrases, providing the essential building blocks of a foreign language.

Click here for more information on using Mango Language.


Access to eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudio Books by downloading the Libby by OverDrive app or by going to on a PC. Once you set up your account, go to Online Resources on the library’s web site. Click on the Libby App Guide to learn how to access even more titles through our partnership with other Michigan libraries.

Click here for more information on using Libby.


Freegal® is a free music service from your library that offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Click here for more information on using Freegal Music.


Choose from thousands of movies, television shows, audio books, eBooks, comics and full music albums available to stream on mobile devices, Smart TVs, or PC. Each library card account will have 5 checkouts per month. Titles will automatically expire so there are never any late fees.

Click here for more information on using Hoopla.


The Library of Michigan has purchased access to commercial eResources, which are available free-of-charge to Michigan residents through Michigan libraries and from remote locations. An alphabetical listing can be found under Online Resources, by clicking on Online Databases.

Popular eResources for students include:

Britannica School - Nonfiction content including over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays.

Explora for Middle and High School - Magazines and reference books for middle & high school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints - Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.

LearningExpress Library - Completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students succeed on the academic tests.