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RAIL Cards

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All Washington County Public School students have special Washington County Free Library accounts!

 

With the RAIL card, students can: 

  • Access Washington County Free Library online resources including: 
    • Literacy and curriculum resources
    • College and career resources
    • Language learning resources
    • Test prep resources
    • and MORE! 
  • Get free homework help
  • Check out up to three print items with no fines! 

 

What is RAIL?

RAIL (Raising Access to Improve Literacy) will put you on the right track to finding a world full of information and learning tools available from the Washington County Free Library (WCFL). It is a special library account which you can use to borrow print books and access ebooks, online resources, and more from the public library.  The is fine free, but you still need to return the books!

How does it work? 

RAIL works just like a regular library card, only there is no plastic card you have to carry.  It is a virtual card.  Your RAIL number is made up of a prefix and your student ID number (see example below). 

How do I use RAIL at the library? 

It's easy!  When you check out a book, just tell the WCFL staff that you are a WCPS student and tell them your student number.  You can also show them your student ID card if you have one.

Can I use the library's catalog, online books and other resources?

 

Yes!  Your RAIL card works just like a regular library card.  Any time the library's website asks for your library card number, just enter your RAIL number.

 

Use the following information to access WCFL resources

Prefix + Student Number

(Example: rail123456) 

 

r a i l _ _ _ _ _ _

 

For more information, call your branch library or visit https://libguides.wcps.k12.md.us/main/RAIL