School Library Card Drive

The 2023 School Library Card Drive has ended! Library staff have been hard at work processing the record number of new juvenile registrations we received this month, and the results are in! During the time of the School Library Card Drive, we received 1,159 juvenile registrations for students from 78 participating Orange County Public Schools. This was a truly successful card drive; its success would not have been possible without the support of our Orange County community.

We are excited to announce the three schools with the highest amount of juvenile card registrations this year. To recognize their achievement, these schools will each receive a prize to further aid the academics of their student body.

  • 1st place, receiving a $250 gift card: MetroWest Elementary with 84 card sign-ups.
  • 2nd place, receiving a $150 gift card: Hunter's Creek Elementary with 75 card sign-ups.
  • 3rd place, receiving a $100 gift card: Hamlin Elementary with 74 card sign-ups.

Orange County Library System is proud to recognize the schools that participated in this year's School Library Card Drive and extends its gratitude to the faculty and staff who helped make it a success.

Help students get their own library card using your school's unique registration link! During the School Library Card Drive, you want to make sure to use the unique link for your school in order for it to count toward your school!

Even though the School Library Card Drive has come to an end this year, caregivers can always sign up their children for their very own library card! Simply complete the juvenile account registration form or visit the nearest OCLS location.

What's the difference between a full-access library card and a virtual library card?

Chart titled Library Card Differences marking the resources not available with a Virtual Library Card under the first column and are available with a Full-Access Card under the second column.  The resources listed are Check out Materials, Request Home Delivery, Library Computer Use, Eligible for Contests, Register for Classes, and Access ALL e-books.  The Virtual Library Card column has no checks for the resources, the Full-Access Card column has all checks for these resources.

Learn more about the differences between virtual library cards and full access library cards