Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library One ACCESS » One ACCESS


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library: One Access

ONE Access, or “One Number Equals Access,” uses students' school identification numbers instead of separate library cards. With their ONE Access account, students can:
  • Access Library research databases
  • Borrow digital materials such as e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music and video
  • Borrow up to 10 print or audio books (no DVDs or music CDs)
There are no overdue fines for ONE Access accounts, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books.
All CMS students are automatically enrolled in this program and can use their school ID number to access library services. The default PIN is the student's 4-digit birth year.

Students in other participating schools will receive instruction on accessing Library materials from their teachers at school.

If you would like to allow your child to access online resources, but don’t want them to be able to borrow physical materials (books or audiobooks), we’ve built in the ability to customize the ONE Access accounts. Parents may request that the "borrower type" on a child's account be set for access to digital resources only. You may make this request by visiting or calling any library branch.
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