Educator Card

THE CHARLES TOWN LIBRARY IS COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS

The Educator Card supports the Charles Town Library’s efforts to be the center for learning and reading in the community. The Educator Card expands access to Library Resources for educators working in Jefferson County with an abundant supply of books on a range of subjects and reading levels. The card is intended for professional use only and offers significantly more privileges than a personal card. It should not be used in place of a personal library card.

Educator cardholders enjoy these privileges:

  • Borrow as many items as needed
  • No fines for overdue items
  • Semester loan period (renewals as needed)
  • No fees for lost books

WHO QUALIFIES?
Public and private non-profit school K-12 teachers, childcare providers, and preschool teachers who work in Jefferson County.

HOW DO I GET AN EDUCATOR CARD?
Visit the Charles Town Library. You must show proof of your status as an educator: letter on school letterhead or other proof of current employment as an educator, daycare provider certification, current homeschool status certification, or similar documentation. You must also show proof that you live and/or work in Jefferson County. CTL staff will make the final decision about the validity of documentation provided. Fill out an application.

WILL THE CARD EXPIRE?
Educator cards are valid for one (1) year and will expire on June 30th of every year. The card can be renewed upon expiration by presenting the same documentation provided when you first received your card.

ARE THERE ANY EXCLUSIONS?
Items checked out on this card should be for educational purposes only. The card is intended for professional use and should not be used to check out personal items.
To ensure the availability of popular books for all users, the librarian may need to limit the number of books checked out on a particular subject.

WHAT ABOUT MY STUDENTS?
Library staff is happy to help you get personal cards for your students. Please contact the Charles Town Library to make arrangements for a class visit to the Library or a librarian to visit your classroom.

ARE THERE ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EDUCATOR CARD?
There are no fines or fees for overdue items. Cardholders are responsible for ensuring books are returned to the Charles Town Library; however, if all efforts are made to return materials, there will be no charge for lost materials.

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