Breaking Down Barriers, District Partners with Waukee Public Library

The Waukee Public Library and Waukee Community School District (WCSD) have partnered to provide complete, free digital access to all the library’s online resources to students and teachers in the district.

“Increasing access to educational resources is our mission. By allowing usage for non-cardholders, we are eliminating one extra step for these students and teachers,” said Waukee Public Library Director, Kristine Larson.

Waukee is the first public library in the state of Iowa to launch the Digital Scholars Program. This program will allow all students and teachers to access the library’s robust online resources without having a physical library card. Students and teachers will use their school ID numbers to log in to the resources. Access is available while at school as well on personal devices.

“Our budget for reputable online resources is limited. This opportunity expands our learning environment and shares the value that learning can add to life,” said WCSD director of teaching and learning Lindsay Law. “For students, it means they can have more access to their own interests and passions as learners. For teachers, they now have access to texts and authentic and high-quality resources to support their instructional design and planning.”

Students and teachers will have online access to the following:

  • Research databases
  • E-books
  • Magazines
  • Foreign language resources
  • Reference materials and encyclopedias
  • Career information
  • College prep tests
  • Business information
  • Newspapers


WCSD students and teachers can visit to get started.