Educator Card

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THE EDUCATOR CARD

WHAT IS AN EDUCATOR CARD?

Success in the classroom leads to success in the community, so the Nevada County Community Library is pleased to offer the Educator Card.  The primary goal is to provide teachers with access to materials that supports students in the classroom.  Teachers from Pre-K through 12th grade can apply for a separate card that allows them to supplement school resources to help bridge material gaps.  Teachers can have an Educator Card in addition to a regular library account.

Educator cards include the following:

  • Borrow up to 100 items
  • Request up to 50 items
  • No late fees
  • 60 day loan period
  • Access to many of our digital resources

WHO QUALIFIES?

Educators who are employed by an educational institution in Nevada County including public and private schools, certified home-schools, licensed child-care providers, recreational leaders, and student educators.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Educators may contact Youth Services Librarian, Jillene Davidson at jillene.davidson@co.nevada.ca.us or call 530-265-1541.

If you reside in the Truckee area, contact Piret Griffith at piret.griffith@co.nevada.ca.us or call 530-582-7846.

EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL

Once registered, you card will be valid through June 30th of the current school year.  Educator Cards must be renewed, and eligibility confirmed each year.

ANY RESTRICTIONS?

  • Inter-library Loans and Link+ materials follow regular loan periods and restrictions.
  • Museum passes (Discover & Go), telescopes, and microscopes may not be checked out with an Educator Card.
  • Certain streaming formats may be excluded subject to the terms and conditions in Terms of Service.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:  Can I get an Educator Card in addition to my regular personal library card?

A:  YES!  The Educator Card is intended to help you support your students' success in school and should be used to check out materials for your classroom.  Materials and resources for your own personal use should be checked out using your general library card.

Q:  Why does the library need to know what grade level being taught?

A:  It helps the Youth Services Department in identifying how well the Nevada County Community Library is serving the needs of our community educators and their students in our county.

Q:  My student lost a book that I had checked out on my Educator Card account.  What can I do?

A:  We understand the challenges of supplying materials to a class of students.  Contact our Youth Services Librarian, Jill Davidson at jillene.davidson@co.nevada.ca.us or calling 530-265-1541 for assistance.