June 12, 2023 — Hampton City Schools and Hampton Public Library have collaborated on a new initiative that will give students of all ages access to multiple online resources and a curated library of research material and recreational content, all without having to go to the library in person to get a library card.
The SMART initiative - an acronym for Student Member Access to Resources and Technology - started in June and allows students to borrow ebooks, music and audiobooks with Hoopla, a system that syncs across all devices to allow convenient streaming. Students can also browse more than 5,000 magazines with Magzter; learn languages with Transparent Language and Pronunciator; access fun and educational videos through Video on Demand; get homework and writing help with Brainfuse Helpnow; and take courses with Universal Class.
Students can also participate and win prizes in Hampton public library’s Summer Reading Challenge through Beanstack.
Students can access these resources by going to Hampton.gov/onlineresources. Students will then use their student ID number anywhere that asks for a library card number to gain entry. Each online resource will walk the student through signing in or creating an account.