Educator library cards

Educator card purpose and benefits:

  • is a separate card from your personal library card
  • borrow and renew items for six week load period
  • allows up to 40 unfilled holds at a time
  • for borrowing materials to use with educating youth and students

To qualify for an educator card:

  • must teach children in childcare, kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) or homeschool education 
  • live or teach in Multnomah County Library's free service area
  • educator and child care providers who live outside the free service area and teach in Multnomah County are eligible also
  • teach in Centennial, Corbett, David Douglas, Parkrose, Reynolds, Riverdale, and the Portland and Gresham-Barlow school districts, regardless of school location
  • teach home schooled students and after school programs ADD in Multnomah County

Examples of after school providers include but are not limited to Art4Life, YMCA, CampFire USA, Boys and Girls Club, and SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) programs. GED, literacy, and other community educators, who often do not have other library resources, may be eligible for an educator card.

  • Educators are responsible for all accrued adult material overdue or all material lost charges to the account. Juvenile and young adult materials do not accrue late fees.
  • Educator cards cannot be used to provide group access to Multnomah County Library subscription databases
  • Educator cards are not eligible for interlibrary loan accounts; please use the regular library card instead.  Please see Interlibrary Loan for more information.

To get a card, educators must visit a Multnomah County Library location in person and bring valid identification and one of the following for proof of educator status.

  • School or childcare identification
  • School or childcare pay stub
  • Letter on school or childcare letterhead from the school administrator or childcare director
  • Letter of acknowledgement of homeschooling from the local Education Service District (ESD)
  • Oregon State Child Care Division certification