Teacher Library Card Policy

Any educator who works or lives in Stratford, including teachers, licensed daycare providers or nursery school teachers, and homeschooling teachers may apply for a Teacher Library Card upon presenting proper identification.

  1. Patrons may use a Teacher Library Card to borrow materials for use only in the school library media center, classroom, nursery school, or daycare facility.
  2. The cards need to be renewed each school year.
  3. Teachers should continue to use their own library cards to borrow items for their personal use.
  4. In some circumstances, the library may limit the number of items borrowed on a particular topic. This is to ensure that other patrons coming to the library will also be able to find materials on the subject.
  5. The loan time for materials checked out on a Teacher Library Card is six weeks for all materials except for DVDs, which are available for 7 days. If teachers need materials longer than policies allow, they should ask a librarian to make appropriate arrangements. Video Games and New Release DVDs cannot be checked out with a Teacher Library Card.
  6. In the event that items are not returned on time, accumulated fines will be discounted by one- half. Lost items will need to be paid for according to library policy. Fines should be settled and all items returned by June 30 of the current school year.

Written 10/18/02 Reviewed 07/03, 1/14

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5