Elmhurst K-12 Teachers

Teacher Borrowing Privileges

Every K-12 teacher in the Elmhurst school system is entitled to teacher borrowing privileges.

Privileges include:

  • Placing requests and checking out materials for your classroom, gathered by Library staff.
  • Borrowing materials for longer periods. Materials have a six (6) week loan period with an automatic three (3) week renewal.
  • Taking items from the book sale room, free of charge, with your teacher I.D.

If you are a teacher and have questions about signing up for privileges, contact the Kids’ Library at:

Request a Visit

​We’ve gone digital, offering live and pre-recorded virtual tours, book talks, and storytimes for your classroom or school.

Email your request to to arrange a time and discuss needs. Requests must be submitted at least four (4) weeks in advance.

At this time, we are not scheduling in-person classroom visits at the Library or to schools.

Request Materials

Submit requests to

Please indicate how many items you would like, the grade level, and if you would like the materials held for pick up at the Library or sent on the District 205 van according to its delivery schedule. Materials will be checked out to you for six (6) weeks. Please allow two (2) business days for material requests. You will need your school I.D. to pick up materials in person.

Special Collections

Email for more details.

Contact Us

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

Fiona Dolce
Middle School Coordinator (Grades 6-8)

Libby Mercado
Teen Librarian (Grades 9-12)


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