TCS Digital Library (OverDrive)
OverDrive, a digital lending library service, is available to all students in the Tuscaloosa City Schools system. Students can download audiobooks and eBooks onto various devices such as smart phones, Kindles, iPads, and Nooks. This service is free. Students can log in by using their state ID numbers as their library card numbers, and their last names as their PINs.
Please note that not every title is appropriate for every grade level. In addition to age-appropriateness, family standards may vary widely. To help avoid inappropriate choices, the collection can be searched by grade level. However, the best thing parents can do is to set the standards for their own children. If a parent does not want his or her child/children to download a particular type of book, then he or she should communicate this to his or her child/children. If a parent does not want his or her child/children to have access to the digital lending library, the parent should also communicate this to his or her child's/children's school, and access will be blocked for that student or those students. This way, all of our system's students will have engaging, age-appropriate digital books available to them.