Virtual Library Cards

Virtual Library Cards

What Is It?

In 2017, Manitowoc Public Library partnered with the Manitowoc Public School District to introduce Virtual Library Cards. These Virtual Library Cards allowed all students and staff within MPSD access to a wide range of digital resources offered by the Library. In 2018, the Virtual Library Card program expanded into some of the private schools within the area.


What Can It Do?

Regardless of whether or not you have a personal library card, or if that card is blocked for any reason, these Virtual Library Cards will allow students to access online databases, check out ebooks and digital magazines (not physical ones, though), and use the public computers at the library.


How Does It Work?

What is my Virtual Library Card number then? The Virtual Library Card is based on the student’s school ID with a predefined set of numbers in front of it and it must be 14 digits in length. The outline of what the numbers look like based on each school (or district) is listed below, along with what the PIN is.  For example, say you are part of the Manitowoc Public School District and your student ID is 999999, your Virtual Library Card number would be 12345000999999 (the 0’s get added between the prefix 12345 and the student’s ID, 999999, to make a 14 digit number), and your PIN would be your PersonID from Infinite Campus.

Not sure what a Virtual Library Card can do for your school? Want to learn about all the resources your Virtual Card can access? If you would like to set up a training session for your staff or for your students, please contact Julia Lee at jlee@manitowoc.org. Training sessions last between 30-45 minutes and will empower students and staff to utilize all the free resources Manitowoc Public Library has to offer!

Below is a list of websites where the students can use these Virtual Library Cards to access online resources. For a full list of our online resources please click here.

Tutor.com (free online tutoring/homework help)

Tumblebooks (free kids ebooks and audiobooks)

Overdrive (free ebooks and audiobooks for all ages)

RBDigital (free digital magazines)

Badgerlink

Mango Languages (learn a new language online for free)

Virtual Library Card breakdown by school

Manitowoc Public School District: 1 2 3 4 5 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   PIN: PersonID on Infinite Campus

Bethany Lutheran: 1 2 3 4 5 2 2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _   PIN: last 4 of parent’s phone number

First German: 1 2 3 4 5 4 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   PIN: last four digits of home phone number

Immanuel Lutheran: 1 2 3 4 5 3 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   PIN: birth month and day

Lutheran High School: 1 2 3 4 5 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    PIN: student’s lunch code

Mishicot School District: 1 2 3 4 5 9 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   PIN: birth month and year

Reedsville: 1 2 3 4 5 8_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  PIN: First four digits of student number

Roncalli: 1 2 3 4 5 6 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   PIN: last 4 digits of Roncalli ID #

St. John’s Lutheran: 1 2 3 4 5 5 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  PIN: student ID for Chromebooks

Valders: 1 2 3 4 5 7 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    PIN: last 4 digits of the Student ID #

If your school is not on the list and would like to participate in the Virtual Library Card Program, please contact the public services manager.