Elmhurst Teachers

Teacher Borrowing Privileges

You can check out Library materials if you teach at an Elmhurst school.

Privileges include:

  • Ability to place requests for classroom collections gathered by Library staff.
  • Borrow materials for longer without incurring overdue fines. Materials have a 6-week loan period with an automatic 3-week renewal.
  • Elmhurst teachers may take items from the book sale room, free of charge. You must have your teacher’s ID from an Elmhurst school with you.

If you are a Teacher and have questions about signing up for privileges, contact staff in the Kids’ Department at:

Note:You need your school I.D. to pick up materials in person.

Classroom Visits

​We’ve gone digital! In place of an in-person visit, you can request a video of a library tour, booktalks or a storytime for your classroom or school. Email your request to to arrange a time and discuss needs. Requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance. At this time, we are not scheduling in-person visits to your school.

Request Materials

Teachers should submit their requests for materials to:

We are happy to pull materials that are age-appropriate for your classroom and have them ready for you to pick up and check out for six weeks.  District 205 schools may also have materials sent to them according to the school van delivery schedule.

Please allow two (2) business days for material requests.

Special Collections

Use the teacher request email to ask for special collection items.

Contact Us


Katie Stringwell
Early Literacy Services Librarian

Heather Forster Jensen
School Services Librarian (Kindergarten-Grade 5)

Shaira Rock
Middle School Services Librarian (Grades 6–8)

Patti Palmer
Teen Librarian (Grades 9-12)