Educator Library Card

This card helps teachers enhance their classroom with a steady supply of books and materials in a wide range of subjects and reading levels.  

If an independent school district has a school inside the Fort Worth city border, the entire staff of that district is eligible for Educator Cards. Library staff will be able to assist in determining eligibility and explaining expiration dates. 


Eligibility

This special card is offered to educators who teach for:

  • an independent school district
  • private school
  • charter schools
  • homeschools

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Application

To obtain an Educator Card, the Library is offering in-person and online registration options.

Educators may visit any of the Fort Worth Public Library locations across the City of Fort Worth or may email digitallibrary@fortworthlibrary.org for assistance. Either option requires items for verification.

 

Registration requirements for school/ISD teachers include:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Proof of current educator status
    • School ID
    • School district pay stub
    • Letter from school administrator
  • Card expires June 30 annually and can be renewed

     

    Registration requirements for homeschool educators include:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Verification of home school child:
    • Homeschool association documents
    • Birth certificate
    • Texas ID card
    • Medical insurance card
  • Card expires June 30 annually and can be renewed
  • Card is canceled after the child’s high school graduation year

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Usage

With this card, educators may:

  • Check out up to 100 items* at a time for up to 42 days.
  • That includes books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs and magazines.
  • They may reserve up to 25 items and there are no fines on overdue materials.
  • Individual cardholders are responsible for paying to replace lost or damaged items. 

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*Please note this card is intended to help classroom instruction and does not provide access to e-books or audio books through Overdrive or Libby.