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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.

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, pay stub, or original homeschool affidavit.

Permissions:

 

Teacher Card

Adult Card

Borrowing Period
(physical items)

42 days
plus renewals

21 days 
plus renewals

Checked Out Limit 

100 items 100 items

Hold / Reserve Limit 

40 items 30 items

Reserve multiple copies 
of the same title 

Yes, with librarian assistance No

 Use InterLibrary Loan / LINK+ 

No Yes
Account Expiration Date  1 year (renew by showing proof of current teacher status or via school email address) 4 years