Last Updated: Jul 06, 2017     Views: 345

Teacher Cards are for borrowing items needed for curriculum support / classroom use. Teachers may use their adult card for library materials checked out for personal use. 

A "teacheris a person currently employed as a teacher, educator, administrator, librarian, childcare provider, or afterschool program provider at a school, childcare facility, or afterschool program. Teachers who teach in or reside in the City and County of San Francisco are eligible for a Teacher Card.


Adult Card

Teacher Card

Borrowing Period 

21 days 
with up to 3 renewals

42 days
with up to 3 renewals

Checked Out Limit 

50 items 100 items

Hold / Reserve Limit 

20 items 40 items

Reserve Multiple Copies 
of the same title 

No Yes, with librarian assistance

Overdue Fines 

$0.10 per day None

 Use LINK+ / InterLibrary Loan 

Yes No
Account Expiration Date  4 years

1 year (renew by showing proof of current teacher status)


How to get a Teacher Card:
• Apply in person at any SFPL location.
• Show valid photo ID with current residence address and provide a work address.
• Show proof of current teacher status, such as ID or pay stub.