Boulder Public Library and the Boulder Valley School District have partnered to give students access to new educational resources.

The Student 1 Initiative launched this week and gives more than 12,500 students in Boulder city limits age-appropriate access to the library’s research databases. The initiative started as a pilot program with Fairview High School students where it saw its initial success.

Students benefit from access to scholarly, factual, timely, and peer-reviewed content from reputable and credible sources — including research databases — to support investigations and course work. Additionally, research databases are discipline-specific and include subject guides enabling students to quickly locate highly relevant appropriate information.

“This is a monumental partnership that is designed to help all BVSD students – and it was done with no additional budget request from the city or cash layout from the school district,” said Boulder Director of Library and Arts David Farnan. “And it was nearly two years in the making.”

Students can access this new feature by visiting the library’s website and going to the Youth Services page under the Kids and Teens section and selecting BVSD Student 1 Homework Help. The initiative will not allow students to check out books; students will still need to come into the library and sign up for a library card to be able to check out materials. They will then be able to merge their Student 1 and library accounts. Parents who wish to opt out of this program may do so by filling out a form on the library’s website.

For more information or to opt your child out, visit or call the library at 303-441-3100.

Published: Oct. 17, 2019

Media Contacts:

Media Relations, Annie Zaruba, 303-441-4092
Community Engagement and Enrichment Manager, Aspen Walker, 303-441-4140


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