Every K-12 teacher at a school within the city limits of Elmhurst is entitled to teacher borrowing privileges. The highest-ranking administrator (i.e. superintendent, principal, director, home educator) must sign an Agreement of Service* with the Library each school year.
*An Agreement of Service authorizes teacher borrowing privileges for new teachers and for teachers with existing privileges. Teacher borrowing privileges allow you to check out Elmhurst Public Library materials for your classroom. The school or daycare accepts responsibility for replacement costs for materials that are not returned. If you have never had teacher borrowing privileges, first contact your organization’s school librarian or administrative office.
Have us visit your school or classroom, or plan a visit to EPL! We offer a variety of programs, both in-person and virtual (live or pre-recorded):
Teachers may request a visit for a discussion about a book or a book tasting for students to explore new titles.
Schedule a time for Elmhurst Public Library to visit your school during lunchtime hours. These visits can be for sharing Library information, button making, sticker making, and more.
Schedule a time for the Teen Engagement Librarian to meet with your after-school club.
To help prepare teachers before and throughout the school year, Elmhurst Public Library offers a few different opportunities just for teachers. Elmhurst Public Library can assist with learning Makery equipment, signing teachers up for teacher cards, learning about teacher requests, and more.
Request a visit to learn more about the reading programs at EPL including Summer and Winter Reading Programs, Reading Adventures, or Challenges on Beanstack.
Students in grades 9-12 can ear volunteer credit hours by assisting with a variety of tasks designated by the Teen Engagement Librarian. Email Eplteen@elmlib.org for more information.
District 205 students who live in unincorporated Elmhurst or in surrounding unincorporated areas who participate in the Federal Free or Reduced-Price School Meal Program may apply for an EPL card free of charge. Learn more about how to get a card.
For general inquiries, please contact us at TeacherRequests@elmlib.org.