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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.



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