Cobb libraries more open to Cobb, Marietta students

Now Cobb County Public Library digital and print resources are available to Cobb’s more than 120,000 public school students through Library PASS – Public Library Access for Student Success.

A partnership of the library with the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts, the new initiative is one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States, targeting expansion of the reach of public library resources.

PASS links K-12 student identification numbers to the new PASS accounts for online connections to the Cobb public library from the home, classroom or library.

Community Engagement Manager Lisa Cleary for Cobb libraries said, while all students have access to school media center resources, only about one-fourth have Cobb library cards.

Through Library PASS accounts, these students may check out books and eBooks, explore online resources and research publications on science, history and technology.

Marietta High School Library Media Specialist Laura Gary-Michel said, “We’ve more than quadrupled students’ book and eBook choices.”