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About the Portal

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A portal is a point of entry, a starting point, a place to begin.

The WCPS Library Resources Portal is the place to begin finding and using the resources provided by the Washington County Public Schools’ library media program.

The WCPS LRP directs you to individual school sites and provides links to the many online resources provided by WCPS, the state of Maryland and the Washington County Free Library. It also provides links to select web sites.

The main feature of each school portal is its library catalog. A single search not only finds books on the shelves, but also finds educationally appropriate web sites, online subscription reference resources, ebooks, Safari Montage video content and more. Only print books require an in-person library visit to use. All the other resources can be used immediately from anywhere at any time. The search results almost always indicate reading level and/or interest level so users can choose what’s most appropriate for their needs. In addition, each school portal allows individual users to login to their own account, create and share resource lists, compile bibliographies, check out ebooks, monitor their own library activity, and more. 

Each school portal is accessible on mobile devices using the free Destiny Quest app or the free Follett BryteWave K-12 ereader app. Go to the portal to find links to download these free apps.

See your school's library media specialist or contact the Library Media Services staff with your questions or comments.