Program Info

Custom-designed for teachers, faculty and staff serving community students in our local schools -- welcome to Bentonville Public Library's Tech Card program.  The educational resources identified on our Student Portal are free to access with a BPL Tech Card!

 Informational Documents

 FAQs

  • What is the BPL Tech Card program?

    A library program that promotes digital and information literacy skills, directing users to reputable resources for academic success.   

  • How are the cards distributed?

    Classroom sets are issued to elementary teachers for instruction.

    Classroom sets are issued to libraries and may be checked out by students, faculty & staff.

    Individual cards are issued to middle and junior high students, distributed through the schools' teachers.

  • How do students access resources?

    Online at www.bentonvillelibrary.org/student-portal.

    Enter the 14-digit Tech Card barcode number (no spaces) and generic PIN (1234), when required.

    NOTE: Traveler resources require city, zip code and telephone number. Please use school's telephone number during class sessions.

  • What is the PIN?

    1234 

  • What if the student wants to use the BPL Tech Card at home?

    Elementary students can check out a BPL Tech Card at the school library.

    Middle and Junior High students may take their BPL Tech Cards home.

  • What if library cards are lost?  

    Teachers are provided with 5-10 extra cards to compensate for loss.  

  • Can students check out materials from BPL?  

    Tech cards are not for borrowing materials. Library cards are free to Benton County residents, and BPS staff, with valid proof of identification & residency.  

  • More questions?

    Additional questions may be directed to BPL staff - Contact BPL.

 School Roll Out Schedule

 2014-2015: Year 1 (2 schools)

  • Bright Field Middle
  • Fulbright Junior High

 2015-2016: Year 2 (11 schools)

  • Apple Glen Elementary
  • Lincoln Junior High
  • Mary Mae Jones Elementary
  • Old High Middle
  • RE Baker Elementary
  • Ruth Hale Barker Middle
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary
  • Washington Junior High
  • Willowbrook Elementary

 2016-2017: Year 3 (19 schools)

  • Ardis Ann Middle
  • Bentonville High
  • Bentonville High West
  • Centerton Gamble Elementary
  • Central Park Elementary
  • Cooper Elementary
  • Elm Tree Elementary
  • Sugar Creek Elementary

Special thanks to Bright Field Middle School and Fulbright Junior High School serving as test schools for the fall 2014 launch of BPL's Tech Card program.

 Funding the Program

Promotional materials for the 2016-2017 program were produced in partnership with Arkansas Sign & Banner.

Digital resources are supported by the Bentonville Public Library and the Arkansas State Library.

  • BPL's investment is valued at more than $69,000 annually.  
  • The State Library's Traveler database project is funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and is valued at over $844,000 annually. Additional state funds are provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.

BPL's Tech Card program is implemented in partnership with the Bentonville Public Schools.

Sponsorships for BPL's Tech Card program are available to support the campaign in an ongoing capacity through the Bentonville Library Foundation.  

 About Traveler

Some Traveler resources will require users to enter a city, zip code and telephone number.  To promote consistency with students, teachers may wish to use the school's telephone number during class sessions.  

The Arkansas Traveler Database project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

 

Additional state funds are provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.

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