Educator's Library Card Policy

(En Español: Política del carné de la biblioteca del educador)

The Educator’s Library Card is a way for educators to provide material for the benefit of their students who live in Anne Arundel County. Eligible individuals include teachers, college professors, media specialists/librarians, licensed childcare providers, homeschool parents and guardians who teach in Anne Arundel County.

Anne Arundel County Residents who serve students outside of Anne Arundel County are not eligible.

1. Educators must provide valid photo identification as well as proof of current teaching assignment. Acceptable proof includes:

  • Work ID or letter on school letterhead, including name of the teacher applying for teacher’s library card, and dated for the current school year and signed by principal of school.
  • Licensed daycare providers must provide a State of Maryland Child Care Certificate.
  • Registered home school parents are also eligible for this service and must provide current written proof of verification from the Anne Arundel County Home School Office or home school network. They also must be residents of Anne Arundel County.

2. Cards must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. The Educator’s library card will expire on 8/31 each year. All outstanding fines and fees must be paid on the Educator’s and personal library cards before it will be renewed.

3. Individuals who wish to apply for this card also must have a personal Anne Arundel County Library Card, without any outstanding fees. They can apply for both the teacher and personal library card on the same day.

4. The Educator’s Library Card is to be used for classroom-related materials only. Entertainment DVD’s, 7-day Express items, PlayAway Launchpads, museum passes, and MARINA/OCLC material cannot be checked out on an Educator’s Card.

5. Borrowers are allowed to check out 99 items the items will circulate for 6 weeks. Materials may be renewed twice for additional 6-week periods.

6. All overdue materials must be returned before other materials may be charged out. Fines for overdue materials will not be charged to the Educator’s Library Card. Teachers will be responsible for collection agency fees and fees associated with lost and damaged materials borrowed with this library card.

7. The Circulation Services Manager can revoke the special privileges of the Educator’s Library Card if the policies set forth are continually not followed.


Approved by the Library Board of Library Trustees on May 18, 2023

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