Expand Learning in Your High School Classroom

As a participating ONE Access school staff member, you understand the importance of literacy and educational success. And Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is here to help you provide the students at your school with easily accessible information and educational resources.

Schools are welcome to visit or arrange collaborations with any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location or the Library’s Outreach Department. However, the pairings in this list have been made to ensure that every ONE Acces school has a Library liaison for communication, Summer Break promotional visits, sharing reading lists and homework assignments, and much more.

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

Here are just a few resources you can use to expand learning in (and out of) your classroom with ONE Access. 

Online Resources for High School Students

Credo Reference

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research.

CultureGrams

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.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources,

Films on Demand Video Collection

Thousands of high quality streaming videos on business, health, humanities & social sciences, science, mathematics, as well as travel, fitness, and more.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center provides articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors and their works.

Mango Languages

A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction materials for adults, teens, tweens and children and includes articles, book guides, and more.

ProQuest Central

General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

Teen Health & Wellness

Provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward advice and support on various relevant topics.

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and

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 Middle 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

Search the catalog

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 Tutor.com

Access the expert tutors at Tutor.com 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 CMStory.org.

College 101

Want to go to college, but not sure how? College 101 is an annual series of free workshops to provide you with the information you need about your future beyond high school. We cover topics that take you from start to finish in the planning process. Find upcoming College 101 programs at library locations across the county. 

ASC Culture Blocks: Clayworks for Teens

Tuesday, November 20 2:00 PM
Independence Regional

Description: Culture Blocks embraces and celebrates the cultural life and desires of residents, connects communities to arts and culture activities that speak to their interests and seeks to break down barriers to participation with cultural organizations.

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Adult Sensory Program

Tuesday, November 20 2:00 PM
South County Regional

Join us for a fun, interactive program filled with books, music and activities. Specifically designed for adults with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues or other developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Registration required.

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On the Blog

I can prepare for my future with help from the Library

Friday, November 9, 2018
In its tenth year as a Library program, College 101 is an annual series of free workshops designed to provide teens and parents with the tools they need to move confidently through the college or career planning process from start to finish.

Stay stress free and tutor on!

Friday, August 31, 2018
Did you know that the Library offers free access to online tutors? That's right. With your library card, you can get free help from a live, online, qualified tutor—up to 10 free tutoring sessions each week!