How to Get a Teacher Card

How to Apply

For Preschool/Daycare Teachers:

Not-for-profit preschool and day care centers that are not home-based and are within the city limits of Elmhurst are entitled to an Elmhurst Public Library Preschool Card. The director of your preschool must send a letter to the library on the school’s letterhead stating that the preschool accepts responsibility for materials checked out by their preschool teachers and listing the names of the teachers who are authorized to take out materials on the preschool’s card. The preschool accepts responsibility for replacement costs for materials that are not returned.

For Kindergarten through High School

Every teacher in the Elmhurst school system is entitled to teacher borrowing privileges. Teacher borrowing privileges allow you to check out Elmhurst Public Library materials for your classroom. Teacher’s borrowing privileges are automatically renewed each year when we receive the current school rosters. If you are a new teacher or never had teacher borrowing privileges you need to come in to apply at the Checkout Desk. If you don’t know whether or not you have teacher borrowing privileges, just ask. For your convenience, your teacher borrowing privilege information will be kept at the Checkout Desk.