MyTRL Access for NTPS Students

  • TRL Library card with NTPS Logo NTPS Students will soon have access to a wealth of resources at Timberland Regional Library! TRL provides online access to magazines; newspapers; math, history and science resources; language study programs; online courses; job and study resources; eBooks; music; audiobooks; videos; encyclopedias; dictionaries; auto manuals; almanacs; and more! Please read our FAQ below for more information. Download the Informational Flyer (PDF)

MyTRL: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which school districts are participating?

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    Currently North Thurston Public Schools and Olympia School District (ESD 113).

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  • What is a MyTRL student account?

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    A MyTRL account provides students with access to Timberland Regional Library electronic resources.

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  • What may a MyTRL student account access?

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    A MyTRL student will be able to access TRL's magazines; newspapers; math, history and science resources; language study programs; online courses; job and study resources; eBooks; music; audiobooks; videos; encyclopedias; dictionaries; auto manuals; and almanacs.

    TRL libraries also provide Wi-Fi and Internet stations.

    Specific resources may change based on costs and collection development decisions. Current resources are listed on the TRL.org website.

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  • Is a student account the same as having a library card?

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    No. Basic or regular library cards not only provide access to a wealth of online resources, but also print books, DVDs, CDs (music and audiobooks) that may not be available in electronic formats. The student MyTRL account is only for access to digital resources.

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  • Are all students eligible for a student account?

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    All K-12 North Thurston Public Schools students are eligible.

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  • Will all students have a student account?

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    For each of their students, parents will have the option to Opt Out via Skyward Family Access. Students who do not receive a student account may still apply for a basic or regular library card.

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  • When do student accounts expire?

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    Student accounts expire in 1 year, and may be renewed.

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  • What is the PIN for a student account?

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    The default 4-digit PIN is the student's birth month and day in the format MMDD. For example, June 3 would be listed as 0603. Student may reset the PIN to something else.

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  • Where does the student get their MyTRL login information?

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    They will receive their student login information from their school. Timberland Library has created accounts using their student ID and birth month and year.

    MyTRL Library Card #: [Students 7-digit Other ID] plus month & year of birth [MMYYYY]
    Password/PIN: Student's month and day of birth [MMDD]

    Example:

    Library Card Number: 1027511102012 (Student ID is 1027511, MM is 10 and YYYY is 2012)
    Password/PIN: 1023 (MM is 10 and DD is 23)

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  • How does a student upgrade a student account to a regular library card?

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    Students may upgrade to a basic account (allows five items to be borrowed at one time), or a regular account (allows 50 items to be borrowed), with parent’s permission and verification of address and contact information. Parents need either to be present with the student, or to complete and sign a library card application verifying the required information. Students 17 years or older may provide address and identification to apply for a regular library card.

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  • What if the student already has a basic or regular library card?

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    Students who already have a basic or regular TRL card may have their student account merged with their existing library card at any TRL location.

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