Student Success Initiative

What is the Student Success Initiative?

CADL is partnering with school districts in its service area to provide all students with access to our educational resources. 

Through this initiative, students in participating districts can get a library card no matter where they live. It gives them access to books, audiobooks, magazines and more in both digital and physical formats.

Overdue fines are forgiven for physical items but students and parents are responsible for returning them to a CADL branch.

How Do Students Receive the Card?

Every current student in a participating district will be given a virtual SSI card. Students simply use a school district code with their username or ID number as their card number. Many students will also receive a physical SSI card with their card number. (Students or their guardians may opt out by requesting a form from the school.)

SSI cards are not connected with any other CADL account. Students may have an SSI account and a regular Youth account.

How Do I Know If My School Participates?

Current participating school districts include:

  • Dansville Schools
  • Haslett Public Schools
  • Holt Public Schools
  • Lansing School District
  • Leslie Public Schools
  • Mason Public Schools
  • Okemos Public Schools (Grades 5-12)
  • Stockbridge Community Schools
  • Webberville Community Schools

What Can Students Do with the Card?

  • Use public computers in the library (subject to current pandemic procedures and policies).
  • Borrow three physical books, audiobooks or magazines at a time. Items can be placed on hold and picked up at your desired branch.
  • Use CADL's Download & Streaming services and access Research & Learn resources.

Learn More About How to Use Your Card

View the tutorial below or call your branch for more details.

Explore Digital Services 

There are a number of digital services you can access with your SSI virtual card - from downloading books, music, or movies, to accessing powerful tools to help with learning and homework. 

You can learn more about just a few of our digital services with these tutorials!