Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017     Views: 1175

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 or pay stub.



Teacher Card

Adult Card

Borrowing Period 

42 days
with up to 3 renewals

21 days 
with up to 3 renewals

Checked Out Limit 

100 items 50 items

Hold / Reserve Limit 

40 items 20 items

Reserve Multiple Copies 
of the same title 

Yes, with librarian assistance No

Overdue Fines 

None $0.10 per day

 Use LINK+ / InterLibrary Loan 

No Yes
Account Expiration Date  1 year (renew by showing proof of current teacher status) 4 years