Guilford’s Open Access to (public) Libraries for Students (GOALS)
The Greensboro Public Library and the High Point Public Library have partnered with Guilford County Schools (GCS) in an effort to provide students with the resources and services necessary to help support their achievement year-round.
The partnership, GOALS (Guilford’s Open Access to Libraries for Students), is rooted in the shared belief that through improved and equal access to information, reading, technology and a stronger community, students will be better positioned for lifelong learning and sustained success – our number one goal.
Through the GOALS partnership, students enrolled in GCS will be able to access library research databases and be able to borrow digital materials such as e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, and videos using just their GCS student ID number. No library card is needed. Students will login by using GCS + student number. The PIN is birth month + birth year. It is the same for both Greensboro and High Point.
All GCS students are automatically enrolled in the GOALS program and able to use their school ID number to access library services. There is an opt-out form available for parents not wanting their child to participate in the initiative.
Students will gain 24/7 access to an array of online resources provided by both the Greensboro Public Library and the High Point Public Library.
Students will be able to borrow 10 total items at any given time, with a maximum of 5 electronic items.
As this partnership focuses on eliminating barriers to access, there are no overdue fines for GOALS library accounts. However, students and their parents/guardians will be responsible for the cost of lost materials.