New for the 2017-18 School Year
MyTRL Library Card Partnership
We are excited to share that the Tumwater School District (TSD) and the Timberland Regional Library (TRL) have formed a new partnership to provide students access to a wider range and depth of information via the library’s vast electronic services collection.
After hearing of the implementation of “MyTRL” in neighboring school districts, we opened the conversation with TRL to find how and when our students could be the beneficiaries of “MyTRL” – an online-only Timberland library card. The response we received was, “As soon as you want to!” The “MyTRL” program, officially launched November 13th, providing our students in elementary, middle and high school with access to the public library’s large and updated collection of research resources, eBooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, videos, and kids and teen homework help. This program is modeled after other similar library/school district partnerships statewide.
MyTRL allows for students to view and check out electronic library resources that are automatically returned, so no fines incur. Students can also upgrade their online only library card to a regular library card with a parent's permission and verification of the address and contact information. Students who already have a regular TRL card may continue to use it as well as the TSD digital card.
Parents may choose to opt out of the MyTRL program at any time via the District's Skyward Family Access portal (see instructions linked below) or in person at their child's school.
Teacher-librarians have been trained on accessing the MyTRL services and how to help students access their new accounts. Please direct questions to your child's school teacher-librarian.
MyTRL Resources En Espanol