Our teacher services are designed to make it easy to share library materials with your students and help them succeed.
Notify a branch near your students about an upcoming assignment by submitting an Assignment Alert form. When received, librarians will gather age-appropriate resources from our collection for your students to use in the library and, if eligible for checkout, at home.
With a valid Teacher Loan Card, you can request a collection of up to 30 items to support your classwork. Tell us the topic, the type of material you need and the branch where you would like to pick it up. We’ll gather the materials and have the collection waiting for you in two weeks.
Select Submit a Collection Request below and complete the form or call in your request to the branch of your choice.
- Collection materials follow the rules of Teacher Loan Cards
- Multiple copies of titles will be provided as availability allows
- Up to five specific titles will be provided if requested
- Seasonal and holiday items are subject to availability
- Allow 14 days for our staff to gather your materials
- Your collection can be picked up on or after your pickup date. Collections will be held for seven days past the pickup date
- You may request and borrow one collection at a time. You may request another within two weeks of the due date of your current collection
Whether your class comes to us or a librarian visits your class, there's no better way to introduce your students to what the library has to offer.
To schedule a class visit, contact the school liaison at a branch near your school.
While One cards give Baltimore County Public School students instant access to our materials, we strongly support teachers in their efforts to get permanent cards for students who don’t already have one.
To ensure that library cards are ready on the day of a visit, follow these easy steps:
- Visit or phone (press 4 for the Service Desk) the branch that you are visiting. Tell us how many students in your class need Library Card Registration forms. Allow three business days, excluding weekends and holidays, to process your request for application forms
- Give an application form to each student to take home for completion. Note: Each student’s full name, address and a parent or legal guardian's information must be included on the application. A parent or legal guardian’s signature is required on the application form for students 17 years of age and under
- At least two weeks before the visit, please return the completed application forms to the branch you are visiting
- Each student is allowed to borrow two print items only on the day of the visit
- The library cards are given to the teacher during the visit and they are responsible for giving the cards to the parent or legal guardian. The teacher must inform the parent/guardian that a signature is required and that the parent or guardian must present valid ID at any of our branches before the card may be used again
BCPS One Student Accounts
Through our partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), every BCPS student has instant access to our materials using their BCPS One Student Accounts. Learn more.
Resources to Share
Make sure your students and their parents or caregivers know about these library services:
Contact Youth Services
For additional assistance with your class or curriculum needs, contact our Youth and Family Engagement department.