Student Easy Access (SEA) Account

Student Easy Access (SEA) accounts give K-12 students unlimited access to the digital resources and fine-free access to a variety of materials at the Orange County Public Library.

Benefits of a SEA Account

  • Students may come to the library and check out up to 10 items:
  • Students will not have fines on overdue materials. There will be replacement fees assessed on items that are lost, stolen or damaged. 
  • Students may access our online resources which include:
    • Free tutoring
    • Language instruction
    • Research databases
    • Test prep (PSAT, SAT, ACT, WorkKeys)


If your child does not have a SEA account or that is not yet an option at your school, speak with your child's principal. They can reach out to us (see below) to begin the process.

Even if your student has a SEA account, you may also get a full privilege borrower’s card for your child. 

If your child already has a SEA account but you would like to limit his or her use to online use only, please contact the library at 919.245.2525.

School Principals & Superintendents

If you would like to offer your students the benefits that come with a SEA account, please submit a written request via email or regular mail to the library director and assistant director. 


Mailing Address

Lucinda Munger and Andrea Tullos
Orange County Public Library
137 W. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Note: We currently have agreements in place with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools, and The Expedition Charter School in Hillsborough. The library is open to establishing SEA account agreements with any public, charter, private, or parochial school in Orange County.

Students who are homeschooled may get a full privilege borrower’s card.