Placer County to issue library cards to every Tahoe Truckee Unified School District student

Published on Sept. 29, 2022

Every student in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District will be issued a new Placer County Library card thanks to the Placer County Board of Supervisors’ approval of the new initiative at their meeting Tuesday in Auburn.

Beginning in the coming months, TTUSD students, kindergarten through 12th grade, will have access to Placer County Library resources, including print and digital resources.

The program will serve as a pilot project as part of the Placer County Library system’s broader goal to issue a library card to every school-aged child in its service area.

Placer libraries offer a collection of over 320,000 items and more than 30 online databases and applications that support teachers, students and parents.

“This program will greatly reduce barriers to our students by granting access to everything our library system has to offer,” said Placer County Library Services Director Mary George. “Strengthening our partnership with educators will support our shared mission with schools to ensure all students have the resources needed to be successful.”

TTUSD, based in the Town of Truckee, also serves the North Lake Tahoe communities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City, which include about 4,000 students.