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About BCPL's Teacher Loan Library Card...
 

Helping educators to help kids is a part of why we're here and why we offer a special library card for teachers and educators.  We are eager to share materials with your students or groups and we think you will find that our policies make this process easy and convenient.

 

 

 

Purpose of Teacher Loan Card

 

  • To assist teachers and other educators in providing materials for the benefit of their students who live in Baltimore County.

 

Who Is Eligible?

 

  • Teachers, media specialists and librarians in Baltimore County public and private schools, serving students through 12th grade

 

  • Day care centers and child care providers located in Baltimore County

 

  • Home school teachers working with Baltimore County Public Schools. The home school must be a Baltimore County residence.

 

  • Employees and volunteers of Baltimore County agencies and nonprofit groups responsible for book discussion groups or groups organized for educational purposes

 

Baltimore County residents who provide these services for schools and agencies outside Baltimore County are not eligible for a teacher loan card.

 

What Are the Rules?

 

 

  • Materials are to be used for the benefit of the group or the student.

 

  • DVDs, video games, Playaways, Playaway Views, new adult fiction, and 3M downloadable eBooks cannot be checked out to a teacher loan card.

 

  • Loan period is for 6 weeks with no renewals. This applies to InterLibrary Loan materials as well.

 

  • No extended loan fees are charged for overdue or lost items. Replacement costs and processing fees for lost or damaged materials do apply.

 

  • Cards expire annually on August 31st and must be renewed annually beginning August 1st for the new school year. All account issues from previous school years must be taken care of before a card can be renewed for the new school year.

 

  • All other rules, fees and procedures apply the same as with your personal library card.

 

  • Questions should be directed to the branch where the card was issued.

 

To register, you will need:

 

1.  A completed BCPL Teacher Registration Form [PDF]

 

2.  Verification of teaching status

 

  • Registration form stamped by your Baltimore County Public School.

-OR-

  • State of Maryland Child Care Certificate

-OR-

  • Letter on school/day care letterhead, including the name of the teacher applying for a card, and dated for the current school year and signed by the principal/director or school librarian

-OR-

  • Annual letter from BCPS's Home Schooling Office certifying your child is being home schooled. We cannot accept an identification card issued from a home school umbrella group providing home schooling service as verification.

 

3.  A valid driver's license or other acceptable ID.

 

Bring all of these to any Baltimore County Public Library branch.