Sacramento Public Library

What is a teacher card?

What is a teacher card?

A teacher library card permits teachers to borrow more books and audiobooks, to keep materials for a longer time, and to request more items. Teacher cards do not accrue overdue fines for books and audiobooks, but replacement fees for lost or damaged items will be charged.
 
Library Card Teacher Card
Checks out up to 30 items Checks out up to 50 items
Items must be returned or renewed after 21 days, and are renewable up to 6 times Items must be returned after 42 days, and are renewable up to 2 times
Up to 30 holds may be placed at one time Up to 40 holds may be placed at one time
Cards have a 3-year expiration date. Cards have a 1-year expiration date, renewal is subject to continued employment as an educator.
Children’s materials: $.05 per day late, $1.00 maximum, per item.
Adult materials: $.25 per day late, $5.00 maximum, per item.
All videos and DVDs: $0.25 per day late, $5.00 maximum, per item.
 
Teacher cards are exempt from overdue fines for books and audiobooks. Teacher cards may be eligible for a fine waiver of one lost item in a 12 month period. Circulation privileges, including the ability to place holds and borrow or renew items, are suspended if you have received a bill for any item borrowed; the item must be returned to restore these privileges.
 
“A teacher card is not eligible to borrow Link+ or partner library items. about “Item specific borrowing restrictions still apply, including the one week checkout period and 10 item checkout limit for DVDs and Lucky Day item loan restrictions.”  Teacher cards are for material for curriculum support or classroom use only. Teachers may use their personal cards for library materials checked out for personal use.”

How do I get a teacher card?

Teachers of childcare, preschool, K-12, or homeschool students in Sacramento County are eligible for a teacher library card with proof of educator status. Any of the following are acceptable proof of educator status:
  • School or childcare identification
  • School or childcare pay stub
  • Letter on school or childcare letterhead from the school administrator or childcare director
  • Letter of acknowledgement of homeschooling from the local School District
  • Childcare Certification
To get a teacher library card fill out the online application and pick up your card at your local library branch. Bring your photo ID and proof of current address (if the address on your photo ID isn’t current) and proof of educator status.

How do I get a library card? 

To get a personal library card apply online and pick up your card at your local library branch. Bring your photo ID and proof of current address (if the address on your photo ID isn't current) to claim your card.
 
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