What is an educator card?
This is a special card to make it easier for educators to get library resources into the classroom and into the hands of students.
Who can have an educator card?
- Educators who live or work in Franklin County
- Preschool-12th grade teachers, day care providers and homeschool providers
What are the borrowing guidelines and limits?
- Check out up to 100 print items
- There are no fines on overdue materials. Patrons will be responsible for all fees associated with lost materials, including fees associated with the library’s use of a collection agency.
- Eligible items may be renewed up to three times; all unrenewed items will be considered lost after 28 days.
- Receive consideration for up to three lost items per year
- Extended DVD loan period (14 days)
How do you get a card?
Educators must show proof of current teaching status. Acceptable documents include:
- An approval letter from a school district
- Paycheck stub
- School badge or school ID
- Child care license from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- Educators must have or register for a personal library account. The educator’s personal library card must be in good standing in order to use the Educator Card. Fines or fees blocking the use of an educator’s personal library card will also block the use of the Educator Card.
- Educator Cards are issued for a period of one year, after which the card must be renewed or it will expire.
- Educator Cards are intended for use when borrowing materials for classroom or educational purposes and not individual use.
- Borrowers whose fees exceed the fine threshold on their personal card or who have lost items on their personal card or educator card may not re-register until the fees have been reduced below the threshold and lost materials have been returned or the cost of their replacement has been paid.
- Educator Cards are issued at the discretion of the library. Abuse of an Educator Card will result in its cancellation.