Students in the Oklahoma City Public School District won’t need a library card anymore

OKLAHOMA CITY - Students in the Oklahoma City Public School District won't need a library card anymore.

"We thought 'Let's start with the biggest school system we have in Oklahoma County,' which was Oklahoma City Public Schools,” said Kim Terry, director of public relations and marketing at Metropolitan Library System.

All students need to check out a book at an Oklahoma City library is their student ID.

"They can check out any of our books. They can check out 10 books, CDs. We have music CDs, audiobooks they can check out," Terry said.

Because fines can keep a child from coming back to the library, late returns will not be penalized.

Computers are popular at libraries, and it's hoped the students will also take advantage of 120 online learning tools.

"Say a child is having trouble with math. They can go on our learning express page, click on elementary, go to math skills and do a bunch of practice skills with math," Terry said.

Because, easy accessibility is important to keep a child motivated.

"A lot of times, I know, when I was in high school, I knew 'Okay, I really need to do homework,' but I didn't want to go to the library. I waited until the last minute. Well, now, you can access all of this stuff from home,” Terry said.

The Metropolitan Library said, since Sept. 1st, 1,000 students have used the new One Card system.

They are hoping to expand to other districts.