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 - 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 Middle School Students
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.
Thousands of high quality streaming videos on business, health, humanities & social sciences, science, mathematics, as well as travel, fitness, and more.
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.
General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, and more.
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.
Articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support K-12 students with research, study and homework.
Provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward advice and support on various relevant topics.
News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.
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.
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.
The Makerspace is open to teens and preteens ages 10-18 and their parent(s) or caregiver(s) working on a project together. 3D printing, vinyl cutting, heat press, and iMacs with various software are available for use. It is a flexible learning environment that changes from day today.
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Join us Saturdays to do small tasks to help your library. Tasks could involve folding brochures, cutting crafts, organizing board games, and more. No registration required.
An introductory course into various artistic techniques and self-expression. This class will cover the following mediums and techniques: basic drawing, color theory, water color, acrylic painting, colored pencil, mixed media, and artistic voice development.