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Single Sign On (SSO)

Single Sign-On for Remote Access is available for ClassLink, Google, and Clever!


Looking to make it easier for your students to access POWER Library e-resources from home? Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication is now available for school districts using ClassLink, Google, or Clever as their SSO platform.

SSO eliminates the need for students to enter library card or eCard numbers. Please read the below Q&A for eligibility, requesting SSO, and more!


How does my school qualify for access to POWER Library via SSO?
All schools in your district must participate in the POWER Library to be eligible for SSO.

What will it cost my school to make SSO available?
There will be no separate fee to add public school district SSO authentication. However, each school in your district must participate in POWER Library. If your school(s) serve economically distressed communities, please contact us at to discuss discount options. There is a small annual fee for private schools to add SSO authentication.

What does it take to implement SSO?
The HSLC Network Services Team will work with you and your IT staff to implement SSO. It’s estimated to take around 30 minutes of time from your IT staff to perform their actions.

How do I request SSO for my school?
If you meet the following criteria:

  1. Technology Support Fee for the current fiscal year is paid
  2. Your entire district participates in POWER Library
  3. You use ClassLink, Google, or Clever as your SSO platform

Please submit a request to

How does a school participate in POWER Library?
Complete and submit the appropriate sections of the POWER Library application [PDF].

NOTE: The application may be completed online or on your computer but a "wet signature" is required. 

How do we pay our annual Technology Support Fee?
If you need a copy of your invoice, please check with your district office or contact us at The option to pay by credit card is available at:
HSLC’s W-9 is available at:

How does implementing SSO affect local e-resource usage statistics?
If your school elects to implement SSO, your school will not receive local usage statistics for any activity via SSO.

Google SSO Schools: Icon Enhancement Available!

This message only applies to schools already using Google SSO to connect to POWER Library. Schools that would like to add SSO as an authentication option using Google or Clever should contact support.

Google has updated their SSO platform to enable the use of a custom icon. It’s easy to update and we would appreciate it if you would take the approximately 15 minutes required to perform the update. This will provide your users with a POWER Library branded icon. To update your Google SSO icon, please follow the below instructions.

SSO Google Icon Update Instructions [DOCX]

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