Start back to school with our help

The beginning of a new school year brings opportunity and anticipation but also many questions for students, families and educators. And as conditions continue to progress and people continue to adapt during the Covid-19 pandemic, that can bring even more uncertainty.

All of this makes the learning resources available through the Pioneer Library System as important as ever. Students and parents can engage with the library in many ways as they prepare for their academic year, and then continue to find use for the resources in the coming months.

The Pioneer Library System offers a wide variety of resources that can benefit anyone going back to school, be it a first-time student going into pre-Kindergarten, or that same child’s grandparent returning to college to finish their degree, and all ages and grade levels in between.

Some places to start:

Grade level resources can be found through our Tools for Student Success guide, as well as our Learning Resources Center. These features provide families with ideas and resources for students at different stages of their education.

The Brainfuse database provides many services for students, including live tutors that can provide homework assistance in a range of subject areas, practice tests on many subjects and a writing lab where students may submit papers for proofreading.

Mango Languages features more than 70 options for learning a new language, ranging from traditional choices like Spanish or French to languages from far corners of the globe like Mandarin Chinese or Swahili. And yes, “Pirate” is an option for some laughs.

 

Resources

Apply for a Card

Do you live, work, attend school, or own property in communities within Pottawatomie, McClain and Cleveland counties? You are eligible for a library card!

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Room Reservation

The Pioneer Library System's Events Room and Request System facilitates patron's registration for room use requests by using your library card number & 4-digit PIN so you can easily keep track of everything.

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Schedule a Librarian

Our libraries offer individual assistance for a variety of customer needs. From assistance with digital devices, business development, and of course helping you find your next great read, we are here to help! Please make appointments 24 hours in advance.

Appointment Request

Ask Us

Can't find the answers you need in our FAQ? Need to renew your borrowing privileges? Can't find your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number)? Use this link to send a convenient text or email and one of our librarians will assist you.

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Locations

The Pioneer Library System serves Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties.

There are twelve hometown libraries, one community place, six information stations, three 24-hour machines, and two book boxes available for your convenience.

View the map to find the location closest to you.


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