Dubuque County Library District

Public Library Student Access Program

This program is continuing for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The press release can be accessed here: https://www.dubcolib.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Public-Library-Student-Access-Program-To-Continue.pdf

Middle and High School students in the Dubuque Community School District are able to use their student ID as a library card to access print and electronic materials at the Dubuque County Library District or the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Learn more on the DCSD Webpage.

To check out physical library material, one can simply visit the library and present one’s student ID at the circulation desk.

To access online materials such as eBooks and research databases, one must create a PIN and log in to the library’s online catalog.

How do I create or reset my PIN?

On first use, you will need to create a personal identification number (PIN). These same instructions can be used to reset your PIN should you lose or forget it.


  • Enter your card number. Your card number consists of the letter P, a space, and then your Student Number, which can be found on your student ID badge or in Infinite Campus, as shown below. For the account shown here, the card number would be “P 123456”.


  • Enter your school email address in the “Email” Field.
  • An email will be sent to your school email address. Click the link to create your new password.
  • Choose a 4-digit PIN that you will remember and do not share it with anyone.

How do I log in?

Once you’ve created a PIN using the directions above, online library resources can be accessed using your card number and PIN. As described above, your card number is your Student Number preceded by P and a space (ex. “P 123456”).







Bridges is a shared collection of downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines & streaming video. Use your Card Number to login, e.g. P 123456.  

Check out Brainfuse’s Tools for Learners page which features: Learn Now, a library of high school level lessons and practice tests; LEAP diagnostic tests for targeted academic support including ACT and SAT prep; Flashbulb, an extensive library of flashcards and easy tools for students to create their own flashcards and games; MEET, a virtual classroom, & Brainwave, which allows users to record their activity on the Brainfuse whiteboard for later playback.

Mango Languages features 70 languages, from Arabic to Yiddish. Mango is also loaded with cultural information for different parts of the world. Set up an account using your card number (P 123456) to track your progress.

Looking for a good book? NoveList has expert reads-like recommendations and more.

Specifically for middle- and high-school students, Explora offers articles covering a wide range of topics. Log in using your card number with no space (P123456). 

Learning Express has over 770 practice tests and exercises including GED and ACT test preparation, job search assistance, workplace skills, and more. Get immediate scoring, answer explanations, and an analysis of your results. Create an account to get started. 

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