Linn-Mar Student IDs Now Act as Library Cards

Posted on December 23, 2020 - 8:46am

In collaboration with the Linn-Mar Community School District, the Marion Public Library is excited to provide library cards to every student attending Linn-Mar Schools! Rather than a physical card, students will have a library account number that includes their Student ID number. Students will use this library account number, and a pin number to access print materials from Marion Public Library, Cedar Rapids Public Library, and Hiawatha Public Library, as well as digital materials and online resources through Marion Public Library.

We are thrilled the Marion Public Library has given every Linn-Mar student the opportunity to access the Metro Library Network with their own library card.  This endeavor provides our students access to thousands of additional print and electronic resources which will support both learning and enjoyment.” - Karla Ries, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning, Linn-Mar Community School District

Student library account numbers will contain the prefix 1000400 and their student ID number within a 13-digit library card number. Since the length of student ID numbers vary, some library card numbers will be formulated slightly differently than others. For example, if a student has a 6-digit student ID number (ie. 123456) their library card number will be 1000400123456. If a student has a 5-digit student ID number, their student library card number will be 1000400012345. Regarding the pin numbers, these will always consist of the last four digits of the student’s lunch account number. See examples:            

Student ID Number                         Library Account Number                               Pin

12345                                             1000400012345                                          2345
123456                                           1000400123456                                          3456

Students can access e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, and video streaming through multiple platforms (OverDrive, CloudLibrary, hoopla, and more). Students will also have access to research and homework databases and other learning resources such as BrainFuse, Explora, Literary Reference Center, EbscoHost, and more! To access these online resources and digital materials, go to, and click on Online Resources under the eLibrary drop-down menu. 

If your student already has a Metro Library Network library card, that is okay! Students are allowed to have a second account through this partnership. The Metro Library Network has gone fine free and this also applies to the materials your student checks out through their student library card. If your student loses a material, please notify Marion Public Library at 319-377-3412.

Students and staff will each receive a pamphlet with detailed information about their student library card and resources. We hope you are as excited as we are to broaden your student’s access to print and digital learning materials.