Student OneCard

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With the Student OneCard, Sonoma County Library is working to provide barrier-free access to library resources to every student in Sonoma County to benefit the community by increasing literacy and educational success. Through partnerships formed with the school districts in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Library is able to provide students access to public library resources using their student ID number.

The Library launched this initiative in March 2018 in partnership with the Santa Rosa City Schools district; in August 2020, we are up to 16 districts, comprising nearly 50,000 students. Our goal is to continue working with Sonoma County's education leaders to extend the Student OneCard partnership county-wide.

Sonoma County Library -- your partner in education!


What is the Student OneCard Program?

Through the Student OneCard initiative:

  • All students in participating school districts will be able to use their Student ID numbers as a Sonoma County Library account;
  • Students have access to Sonoma County Library resources with the exception of Discover & Go, and LinkedIn Learning (formerly;
  • Students are automatically enrolled in the program unless a parent chooses to opt-out of this service.
We understand that sometimes things happen and therefore the Library will forgive up to two lost or damaged items per Student OneCard account per school year. Users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books for items exceeding the two item limit.

The Student One Card Program allows students to…

Note: Parents are responsible for their children’s use of library resources.

How to Use the Student OneCard on the Sonoma County Library Website

  • Go to
  • When prompted for your library card number, use the prefix assigned to your school district in front of your student ID number (eg., srcs123456).
  • If asked for a PIN, use the four numbers of your year of birth.
  • Ask your teacher if you do not know your ID number.

If you do not want your child to participate

If you do not want your child to have access to library resources, you may opt out. Click one of the links below for an opt-out form, which you can print out, sign, and return to your school. Be aware that students who opt out of the Student OneCard will not be able to participate in classroom use of library resources unless they have a Sonoma County Library general card and know the full card number and PIN. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What student information will the School District share with the Sonoma County Library (SCL)?

A: 1) Student's Name, 2) School name 3) Student ID number, 5) school site address and phone number, 6) Student’s Date of birth.
Sonoma County Library has signed an agreement not to share student information with other entities.

Q: What items may NOT be checked out or used with a Student OneCard?

A: Student OneCard accounts may not check out video games, Chrome Kits, Hotspots, or access online Discover & Go, or LinkedIn Learning.

Q: What if I don’t want my child to participate in the Student OneCard Program?

A: Opt-out forms are available online (downloadable PDF ENGLISH SPANISH) for the following participating school districts:

Q: What if I want my child to have full access to Sonoma County Library services and materials?

A: Borrowing limits for Student OneCard accounts are set at 10 items. The Student OneCard does provide access to online resources with the exception of Discover & Go, and LinkedIn Learning.

Q: What if my child already has a Sonoma County Library card?

A: That's great! We encourage students to have a regular library card in addition to the Student OneCard account. The intent of the Student OneCard is to increase access to resources to help your child succeed in school, and to remove barriers to use of the library. Whether using a Student OneCard account or a general Sonoma County Library card, your child will be able to use SCL resources from home and school via the internet.