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Teacher Collection Service

Overview and Eligibility

Educator Cards are made available to teachers or others who live or work in Ohio and whose employment requires a collection of library materials for use in a classroom or other educational setting. Educator Cards are valid for one year.

We are unable to provide an Educator Card for volunteers, or to anyone whose personal library card has been stopped because of overdue materials or excessive fines.

When you apply for an Educator Card, you must bring written proof of your employment at the school or institution, as well as proof of home address.

Only one Educator Card will be issued per teacher, or per home school household.

The Educator Card may be used only for materials intended for a classroom or other educational setting.

Videos and DVDs may not be borrowed on an educator card.

Teacher Collection Request Guidelines


· Teachers are encouraged to visit the Library to select materials to meet students' needs. Library staff will prepare collections of up to 50 items with two weeks advance notice.
· The Library reserves the right to limit materials in high demand.

Collection Requests

Library staff will compile

· General collections
· Subject collections
· Specific titles of your choice
· Multiple copies of a title

Please be as specific as possible, providing complete title and author information to ensure receiving the correct material.

Lead Time

Please allow 2 weeks for a collection to be compiled.

Collection Size

· Library staff will prepare collections of up to 50 items.
· Up to a total of 200 items checked out on an Educator Card.


All requests are subject to availability and substitution may be necessary due to demands from other teachers, schools and customers.

Pickup of Collections by Teachers

Teachers requesting collections should confirm pickup dates at the time requests are made.

Collections will be held for a week after the scheduled pickup date. If two collections are not picked up as scheduled, collections will no longer be prepared by Library staff during the remaining school year.

Please be advised to bring a helper to carry the collection to your car.

Delivery of Collections

Please inquire about the possibility of a monthly collection delivered to your school.

For more information, call your local Library.

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