Student Easy Access (SEA) Account

Student Accounts (SEA) logoStudent 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)

For students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the Chapel Hill Public Library has a similar program in place. You can find out more here.


If  SEA accounts are 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 has a SEA account but you would like to limit their access to online use only, please contact the library at 919.245.2525.

School Principals 

The library is open to establishing SEA account agreements with any public, charter, private, or parochial school in Orange County. If you are interested in finding out more, please submit a written request via email or regular mail to the library director and assistant director. 


Mailing Address

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

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