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Educator Cards

What is an Educator Card?

The Educator Card provides support for educators so that they may borrow library materials for use in classrooms and educational settings.

Educator Cards allow an extended check out period of 42 days for materials (except DVDs and Interlibrary Loans), and do not incur overdue fines. Materials checked out to an educator card cannot be renewed and charges for lost and damaged items still apply.

Getting an Educator Library Card

Educator cards can be issued to patrons who:

  • Have a personal full service card in good standing (no fines over the blocking limit)
  • Have a photo ID that matches their full service card
  • Have proof of employment at a daycare or public or private school. This can be established with one of the following:
  • Letter of acknowledgement of homeschooling from the local Education Service District (ESD)
  • School or childcare pay stub
  • Letter on school or childcare letterhead from the school administrator or childcare director
  • School or childcare identification

Educator Cards must be renewed annually on or after August 1st. To renew, the educator must meet the requirements listed above. Educator Cards will not be eligible for renewal if there are fines over the blocking limit on either the personal or educator card account.

What the Library Offers Educators

  • Books, music, movies, audiobooks, e-readers, newspapers
  • Magazine and e-book checkout
  • Collaborative programs and events
  • Book suggestions for readers of all ages
  • Outreach programs and class visits for daycare centers, Head Start programs and school groups
  • Research assistance and trainings
  • Educator Cards to assist educators in checking out library materials for class use
  • Assistance in getting library cards for students

Getting Library Cards for Students

Educators can help their students get limited service cards for class visits and school projects requiring access to online library services. Educators interested in taking advantage of the program should speak to library staff about getting Class Visit Applications.

For more information, contact your local library or email .