Student Success Library Initiative
What is the Student Success Initiative?
The Student Success Initiative is a collaboration between Thompson School District (TSD) & Loveland Public Library (LPL). The Student Success Initiative allows ALL TSD students K-12 to easily access LPL’s online research databases & eBooks, physical library materials for checkout and our technology & innovation computer labs via their school district student ID.
Opt-Out Deadline: September 30th
Start Date: October 5th
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I sign-up?
You are automatically enrolled in the program. The instant access will begin Monday October 5th for all TSD students K-12.
How many items can I check out right away?
You can check out any 3 items from the Loveland Public Library right away. In order to check out more items will need to visit the Library Customer Service desk to upgrade your card for FREE.
For students under the age of 11, you will need a parent to accompany you. Students 11 and older are encouraged to bring their student ID card in order to upgrade their library card.
What if my child already has a library card?
You do not need to opt out of the Student Success Program if your child already has a card. Your child’s original Loveland Public Library account will be linked to this program so your child can utilize both their district login or their original physical library card when using our services and materials.
What fines are there if items are returned late?
Loveland Public Library does not charge late fines. The only thing we charge for are damaged or never returned items.
How do I place a hold?
Step 1: From your web browser, visit lovelandpubliclibrary.org and click “Book Search” or simply go to https://loveland.flatironslibrary.org/
Step 2: Type in the keyword or book title or author of the item you are looking for
Step 3: Our library catalog will pull up results of all the items that have that keyword or title.
Step 4: Scroll through the list to see items and then the formats that are available. You can also see things like, how many copies the library owns, if that exact item is “on shelf” or “checked out”.
Step 5: Once you find the item you are looking for click the blue button next to the format you want.
Step 6: Follow the prompts to access the book and/or place the eBook on hold.
How do I find an eBook?
You now have access to eBooks that are available from the Loveland Public Library catalog AND you can now get eBooks from our many online platforms, such as the Audio Book Cloud and TumbleBooks library.
Step 2: Type in the keyword or book title or author of the eBook you are looking for.
Step 3: Our library catalog will pull up results of all of the items that have that keyword or title.
Step 4: Scroll through the list to see items and then the formats that are available.
Step 5: Once you find the EBook you are looking for click the blue button next to the Ebook.
Step 6: Follow the prompts to access the book and/or place the eBook on hold depending on availability of the item.
What new databases do we now have access to?
Overdrive (and the Libby app), Sora, PebbleGo, Tumblebooks, Kahoot, EBSCO, Pronunciator, Hoopla, Kanopy, RBDigital and Brainfuse HelpNow. You can find descriptions of each of these resources on our Databases page.
How can I use Sora, the app inside of the Front Range Downloadable Library?
To find Sora, visit the site on Overdrive or search for it your mobile device’s app store and download. To add a public library, go to the menu in the upper right hand corner of the screen. When the menu pops up, there is an “Add a Public Library” link with a green plus side next to it. When you select that link, you can either type in Loveland Public Library or Front Range Downloadable Library. This will take them to the sign in page and allow them to enter in their library credentials. For help, watch this instructional video or read these instructions.
Can I come into the library?
Yes! We are open 10-6 M-Th, 10-5 Friday & Saturday and we offer curbside pick-up! We do ask that everyone over the age of 10 wear a face covering and practice the 6ft safety distancing while in this community space.
How can I stay informed about existing services and upcoming offerings?
When placing a hold request for e-content on the library’s online catalog, what happens if I receive an error message like “Sorry unable to place hold. See library staff for assistance”?
Prior to placing holds on or checking out e-content you must create a FREE account for the desired online platform. You can see what platform the resource is available from by looking to the right of the “Availability” status. The most common platforms you will see in our catalog currently are Overdrive (Libby) & Hoopla. You can sign up for an account on Overdrive through the Libby app here and/or you can sign up for Hoopla here.
Can I request items through Prospector, your interlibrary loan system?
You must upgrade your account at the Loveland Library in order to request items through Prospector, our interlibrary loan service. However, all TSD students can place holds on items from our library’s collection, as well as on items from other Flatirons Library Consortium libraries (Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette, Longmont & Louisville).
How do I access any of the Loveland Public Library’s databases for the first time?
Before you can do anything with e-content from any of our databases, typically you must create a free account using your student ID number.
Do you have any online tutorials?
Yes, we do! For additional library related tutorials & online programs, check out our YouTube channel.
- Tutorials on the Library YouTube channel
- Front Range Downloadable library
- Playing Games in Tumblebooks
- Using Libby from your Android device
- How to use Tumblebooks
Have more questions?
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 970-962-2587.