Beginning this school year, the Jacksonville Public Library is offering a new Educator Card exclusively for educators in Duval County public, charter and private schools. The special card allows teachers to supplement their curriculum with an abundant, ever-changing supply of books on a range of subjects and reading levels to support educational success for students of all ages. The Educator Card benefits include:
- Check out of up to 100 books (includes print and audiobooks only).
- Place holds on up to 50 books (includes print and audiobooks only).
- Borrow the books for six weeks from any Jacksonville Public Library location.
- Renew books up to two times. Return to any JPL location.
- Place multiple holds on a single title by contacting any library location.
- Visit the library to select materials and/or place holds on materials online for pick up.
- No overdue fines are assessed on the Educator Card. Teachers are asked to return books on time to ensure a good inventory for others.
To apply, educators may complete an Educator Card application, available online or at any library, and visit any JPL location to present proof of home address and employment at a Duval County public, charter or private school. Educators do not have to live in Duval County.
The Educator Card expires on July 31, 2016, but may be renewed annually if eligible. The Educator Card holder is responsible for any lost or damaged fees. Teachers may have an Educator Card in addition to their regular library card. Find more details about the Educator Card at jaxpubliclibrary.org/lib/circ.html.