A library card for every student.
A partnership between Sacramento Public Library and local school districts enables students to use their student ID number as a public library card to access Sacramento Public Library’s digital collection and resources for free.
How a student can log in and use their Student Success Card
With a Student Success Card, a student can:
Click on any online library tool or resource. In the library card number or barcode field, enter the letter code for the school district followed by student ID number. For example, if a student’s SJUSD student ID number is 123456, they would log in using SJ123456.
- CJ + student ID # for Center Joint Unified School District
- FC + student ID # for Folsom Cordova Unified School District
- G + student ID # for Galt Joint Union High School District
- NA + student ID # for Natomas Unified School District
- RO + student ID # for Robla School District
- SC + student ID # for Sacramento City Unified School District
- SJ + student ID # for San Juan Unified School District
- TR + student ID # for Twin Rivers Unified School District
A student’s four-digit PIN is the birth year on their school record. Students may visit or call the library at (916) 264-2920 to reset this PIN.
If you are interested in offering this at your school district, email the library's K-12 Services Specialist
Opting out of the Student Success Card program
If a student does not want a Student Success Card, they can complete the opt-out form
Will students be charged fines or fees with a Student Success Card?
No. The Student Success Card does not accumulate any fines or fees.
Can students upgrade Student Success Cards to full library cards?
Visit any Sacramento Public Library location to enroll for a full library card. If a student is under 18 years old, a legal guardian with a current photo ID and proof of address will need to be present at the time of library card enrollment. This card would not replace a Student Success Card. Read our borrowing policy to learn more about library cards.
What if a student already has a library card?
Both the library card and the Student Success Card accounts are valid and usable.
Student Success Card accounts will be kept private in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding both student and public library data.