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Educator Card

Educators are entitled to a special library card with unique borrowing privileges.

Educator Card holders may:

·Have up to 200 items (excluding videos and DVDs) checked out on the card
·Request a teacher collection in person, by phone, fax, or online. In two weeks, pick up the teacher collection at the library of your choice.
·Have monthly collections delivered to your school(ask your children's librarian for details)

Who is an "Educator?"

·Instructors, from preschool to 12th grade, including early childhood, substitute and student teachers
·School or institutional librarians
·Home school instructors
·Certified Type B inhome childcare providers
·Other verifiable educational employees as determined by Library staff

We are unable to provide an Educator Card to volunteers.

To obtain a new Educator Card you must

·Live in Ohio or work in an educational setting in Ohio
·Verify your identity with a current photo id
·Verify your employment with one of the following, dated for the current school year:
  • Letter signed by school/institution head
  • Employee I.D. badge
  • Paycheck stub
  • Home school certification letter from the superintendent of the school district of residence (per the Ohio Administrative Code)
· Verify your home address with one of the following:
  • Driver's license
  • State identification card
  • Pre-printed rent receipt
  • Pre-printed personal check with name and current address
· Verify your Certified type B inhome childcare provider status with:

If you have excessive overdue materials or fines on your personal library card, you will not qualify for an Educator Card.

Applying for an Educator Card

· Apply in person at any of our neighborhood branches or the Main Library's Circulation Services Department
· Applications in English or Spanish can be downloaded from our website
· Individuals with disabilities who are unable to visit the Library may apply by mail

Your Educator Card is valid for one year and may be renewed when you:

· Verify your home address
· Verify your employment
· Demonstrate that materials on your Educator and Personal Cards have no excessive fines or overdue materials

Please note

· Videos and DVDs may not be borrowed on an Educator Card
· Your Educator Card privileges may be suspended if:
  • Items on the card become nonrenewable for any reason
  • Qualifications for use of an Educator Card are no longer met
  • Fines on your personal card exceed $10.00
· Your Educator Card allows you to add depth and breadth to your curriculum.
· Your Personal Card allows you to take advantage of all other library services

Contact your children's librarian for additional information about Educator Cards.

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