ONE Access for Elementary School

With your ONE Access Library account, the possibilities are endless for elementary schoolers, caregivers and elementary school staff members. Navigate this page for helpful resources provided by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Want to know more about ONE Access? Check out this page for login instructions for students and staff - and find out what all the fuss is about.

ONE Access Information

Online Resources for Elementary School Students Live Homework Help

Get free homework help from a live, online, qualified tutor—up to 10 free tutoring sessions each week! All you need is a library card and an Internet connection. You can use Live Homework Help from home, school and even the Library.

Biography (Gale in Context)

A biography database which merges Gale’s authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia.


CultureGrams provides brief reports on each country, discussing land, history, people, customs, lifestyle, society, and government. This resource also has a separate section for kids, reports on the U.S. states, and Canadian provinces.

CQ Researcher

In-depth, unbiased coverage of political, social, environment, education, technology, and health issues in the form of reader-friendly research reports.

Scholastic GO! (includes Lands & Peoples)

Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject.

Transparent Language

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

PebbleGo Science

PebbleGo, the go-to resource for K-3 research and literacy.

PowerKnowledge Life Science

An online Life Science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 with information on animals, habitats, green living, and more.

PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science

An online earth and space science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 with information on earth cycles, ecosystems, space and more.

PowerKnowledge Physical Science

An online Physical Science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6 with information atoms, molecules, the periodic table, and more.

SIRS Discoverer

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offer articles, nonfiction books, images, activities and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.

World Book Encyclopedia Online

Dynamic and interactive online encyclopedia for young students to adults. Includes Spanish version, as well as access to e-books for homework help and research projects, grades K-12.

E-books and more

Students have access to e-books, audiobooks, movies, television, graphic novels, music, interactive storytelling and more with their library card or ONE Access account. These are just a few of the resources that house materials especially selected for children. Find even more on the Library's website

Search the Library's catalog for your next favorite read.

Check out these reading recommendations for elementary school students, developed by the reader's advisory experts at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. You can also find the Autism Reference Collection at ImaginOn's Spangler Library.

Reading Recommendations

Autism Reference Collection

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Programs and Services

FREE computer use, internet access and study spaces

All 20 library locations have computers and Wi-Fi that students can use for FREE with a library card or ONE Access account, as well as space to study.

Up to 10 FREE tutoring sessions each week with

Access the expert tutors at for FREE with a library card or ONE Access account. Use the service from home, school or the Library, and get help in English and Spanish in math, science, English, social studies and more. 

FREE access to local and regional history

The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at Main Library is an excellent resource for local and North Carolina-specific assignments. It houses historical information on Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and North Carolina, as well as genealogical and census information. The collection is also expanded with online resources at

FREE educational programs and resources for parents and caregivers

Access free educational resources and helpful classes for parents and caregivers every week from the Library. Learn strategies for reading with your child, get one-on-one tutoring and homework help, build your child's reading comprehension and much more.

School age Enrichment Appointments 

Caregiver Classes

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