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Smithsburg Middle LibGuide

RAIL CARD... Raising Access to Improve Literacy 

What is RAIL?

RAIL (Raising Access to Improve Literacy) will put you on the right track to finding a world full of information and learning tools available from the Washington County Free Library (WCFL).  It is a special library account which you can use to borrow print books as well as access ebooks, online resources, and more from the public library.  There aren't any fines, but you still need to return the books!

How does it work? 

RAIL works just like a regular library card, only there is no plastic card you have to carry.  It is a virtual card.  Your RAIL number is made up of a prefix and your student ID number (see example). 

WCPS School ID: 123456

RAIL Card Number:  rail123456

How do I use RAIL at the library? 

It's easy!  When you check out a book, just tell the WCFL staff that you are a WCPS student and tell them your student number.  You can also show them your student ID card if you have one.

Can I use the library's catalog, online books and other resources?

Yes!  Your RAIL card works just like a regular library card.  Any time the library website asks for your library card number, just enter your RAIL number.

Can I check out eBooks on Libby?

Yes!  See Mrs. Hurley's video below!


Have more questions?   Ask Mrs. Pozzuto-Pfister!