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.
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 is an easy-to-use tool for starting research.
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 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,
Thousands of high quality streaming videos on business, health, humanities & social sciences, science, mathematics, as well as travel, fitness, and more.
Literature Resource Center provides articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors and their works.
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.
Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction materials for adults, teens, tweens and children and includes articles, book guides, and more.
General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
Provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward advice and support on various relevant topics.
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.
Programs and Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grab your friends and come to play the game of the week on our gaming system and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills.
Join us at the library for activities focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics! Drop-in between 2:00 4:0 pm for hands-on activities.
The Makerspace is open to teens and preteens ages 10-18. 3D printing, vinyl cutting, heat press, and iMacs with Various software may be available for use. It is a flexible learning environment that changes day to day.