Educator library cards

Educator cards:

  • ​are ​separate from personal library cards
  • ​have ​six-week loan ​and renewal ​period​s
  • ​do not have late fines​
  • ​may have up to 40 holds at a time
  • ​may have up to 2 lost items removed with no charge each year
  • ​are ​for borrowing materials to use with ​your students​

Who can get an educator card? People who:

  • Live or teach in Multnomah County or the library's service area
  • Teach in schools and the community:
    • Childcare or preschool
    • Kindergarten through college
    • Homeschool
    • Online academies
    • After school services, such as YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and SUN programs
    • GED or literacy programs
    • Community educators

To get an educator card:

  • Visit a Multnomah County Library location with photo identification 
  • Educator cards are free for people who live or teach in the library's service area. There are options for people living outside the service area, including paying a fee to get a full educator card. 
  • Please bring one of these items with you — or talk to us about options:
    • School, childcare or organization identification
    • School, childcare or organization pay stub
    • Letter on letterhead from the childcare director, school or organization administrators 
    • Homeschooling letter from the Education Service District (ESD)
    • Oregon State Child Care Division certification

Educator cards cannot be used for:

  • group access to Multnomah County Library subscription databases
  • interlibrary loans
  • additional internet computer time at the library