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For Teachers

Teacher Loan Cards

To obtain a teacher loan card, simply apply for a library card - if you don't already have one - and bring proof of your current employment in a teaching position at a school (including pre-schools), college or university. Teacher loan cards are updated annually.

  • Teachers with an up-to-date teacher loan card may borrow juvenile and adult print materials for a period of six weeks. Limits on high-demand items and formats may apply.
  • Items borrowed on a teacher loan card may be renewed one time for a period of 6 weeks. Items on which holds have been placed by another patron may not be renewed.
  • All other usual fees apply to items checked out on teacher loan cards.
  • The teacher, not the school, is responsible for all items and fees borrowed on a teacher loan card.

Bring the library to your classroom

Librarians can visit your classroom to:

  • Teach your students how to use the library online with their Student Success Card - perfect for I-search projects, reports and science experiments.
  • Perform booktalks – quick chats about fantastic books that intrigue, entertain and inspire your class.
  • Tell stories – support character development programs, encourage imagination and critical thinking skills, enhance social studies curriculum, serve as a springboard for creative writing.
  • Plan a field trip to the library for any of the above services. Your students can have a tour of the library, do their own research, see our extensive collections, and check out books too.

What else can the library do for you?

  • Take a look at our ready-made booklists for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Multicultural stories, Humor, Historical Fiction, Easy Nonfiction and more!
  • Ask us to customize a booklist, bibliography or pathfinder for your class assignments.
  • Is your assigned reading list more than a few years old? Let us do the work of refreshing and updating it!
  • Want some books for silent reading or a special assignment or topic? We call pull books and have them ready for you to pick up. If you have a long list, be sure to give us at least 24 hours!
  • Visit your department or faculty meetings