Expand Learning in Your Middle 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 Access 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.

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 Middle School Students

Access Video (by Films on Demand) Collection

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

Biography (Gale in Context)

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

CQ Researcher

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

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.

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.

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.

SIRS Issues Researcher (formerly known as SIRS Knowledge Source)

Articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support K-12 students with research, study and homework.

Teen Health & Wellness

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

Tutor.com 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.

US Newsstream

News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.

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 Middle School students, developed by a reader's advisory expert at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The books in the Autism Reference Collection can be found at ImaginOn's Spangler Library and can be placed on hold like other Library materials.

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 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

Free programs, workshops, and learning opportunities 

Did you know that you can continue to stay connected to the Library while staying home? How would you like to participate in a virtual storytime with your family or receive resume help all from the comfort of your couch? Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library every week for a wide range of virtual programming for children, teens and adults.

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