Great Teachers help us create great futures. We appreciate all that our educators do, from preschool to the university, to create communities that are educated, literate, and capable of critical thinking. We also support teachers in our community through partnerships and resources to help them succeed. We are so excited to announce our newest boost to teacher support in Santa Cruz County.
SCPL Educator Cards!
SCPL is committed to supporting children with learning and academic development by working with schools and teachers. Teachers often need to reserve and borrow large quantities of library materials and to keep them for longer periods of time. We've created Educator Library Cards to meet these unique needs. Educator Cards allow teachers to borrow library materials for longer, and to request more items. Overdue fines are not charged to Educator Cards, but replacement fees for lost or damaged items are charged. Educator cards need to be renewed annually.
With an Educator Card, you can:
- Borrow up to 100 items
- Borrow items for 6 weeks
- Place holds on up to 30 items
- Renew books up to 4 times
- Borrow up to 5 items on the same subject
Who Can Get an Educator Card?
Educators who are employed by an educational institution (religious, public and private schools, preschools, licensed child-care providers, etc.) in Santa Cruz County may have Educator Card borrowing privileges.
How Do I Apply for an Educator Card?
Educators can apply for an Educator Card at any SCPL branch. Applicants will need to present one of the following items as confirmation of eligibility:
- School ID badge
- Copy of a contract or letter confirming employment
- Pay stub
- Printout of online pay information
- Copy of current childcare license
Educator Cards are for material for curriculum support or classroom use only. Teachers should use their personal cards for library materials checked out for personal use.
Educator cards expire one year from the date of issue. Bring one of the acceptable IDs listed above to renew your card.
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