Student Success Initiative

What is the Student Success Initiative?

CADL is partnering with school districts in its service area to provide over 20,000 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.

Students and parents are responsible for returning items 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 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:

  • Cole Academy
  • 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
  • White Pine Academy
  • Williamston Community Schools (No Download & Streaming Services)

What Can Students Do with the Card?

Learn More About How to Use Your Card

You can view this video introduction to learn more about the Student Success Initiative.

If you'd like more information on topics like your account and other useful services and resources you can use, view our Student Success Initiative playlist.

Help Spread the Word!

CADL has provided some tools to help spread the word about SSI. If additional assistance is needed, please contact Trenton Smiley at

SSI School Promotional Toolkit


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!

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