ConnectEd – Whatcom County Library System (WCLS)

The Lynden School District and Whatcom County Library System have a partnership called “ConnectED” that will provide K-12 students access to the best educational resources and learning materials in libraries and on the internet. ConnectED is a partnership between the Whatcom County Library System and all Whatcom County school districts.

All books and audiobooks can be returned to the WCLS blue book return box located outside of the Lynden High School or any public library book return in Whatcom County, and other area schools. See here for specific locations.

Through the partnership, Lynden School District student IDs will be used as WCLS library card numbers, allowing students to:

  • Borrow 4 items at a time, such as books, magazines, audiobooks from any WCLS location
  • Access digital content including eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Incur no overdue fines for items
  • Use computers with filtered internet access at any of the library locations
  • Access other education resources, such as online encyclopedias, using the internet from school or home
  • Reserve public library books using school ID account

Students will be automatically enrolled each school year. If do not wish your child to be automatically enrolled, you will need to complete the WCLS ConnectEd Opt-Out Form each school year.

To Opt-Out your child/student out of ConnectEd, complete the following:

For more information about the WCLS partnership called ConnectED, please click on the following:

General Information: ConnectEd – Whatcom County Library System (

ConnectED Resources for Educators:  here

How do I know what my kids are reading?
The following website, Common Sense Media, gives thorough information on the content of books, movies, and websites:

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