Teacher & Educator Card Information

Teacher & Educator Cards

Any full-time or part-time teacher living or working in Upper Arlington can apply. This privilege extends to homeschoolers in the Upper Arlington School District and those teaching in a public, private or parochial school in Upper Arlington. 

Teachers receive special consideration for select lost or damaged items (limitations apply).

For more information also see the Educator Resources page.

Loan periods

  • Books and audiobooks circulate for 28 days
  • CDs circulate for 14 days
  • DVDs circulate for 7 days

Eligible items may auto-renew up to 10 times. Items reserved by other patrons or that have reached their renewal limit will not renew.

Stop by any UAPL location to apply. Please bring proof of teaching employment, such as a recent pay stub, or approval letter from school district for current homeschooling year.
The teacher card is to be used for classroom items only.

Teacher & Educator Collections

Our experienced youth staff would like to help you find materials for your classroom. In order to serve you better, please note the following guidelines:

  • Teacher collections are available only to patrons with teacher cards.
  • Staff require 5 business days to gather your materials.
  • Your collection will be available for pick-up 5 days after the day of your request. If you would like to have your collection available on a later date please set a future date below.
  • Requests may be placed up to two weeks in advance.
  • Your collection will be held at the circulation department for 3 days. You will find your collection on the “Teacher Collection” reserve shelf near the alphabetized holds.
  • You may place one collection at a time, and as soon as the first is picked up we can start working on another.
  • Any number of subjects may be requested for a collection, but the total number of books in a collection will be 30 books or less.
  • We would be happy to include up to 5 specific titles.
  • Seasonal/Holiday items are limited to 5 items and are subject to availability.
  • Online Teacher Collection requests are available at Lane and Tremont only.

Discovery Kits

Discovery Kits are perfect for preschool and early elementary classrooms. Each themed box contains five books and a variety of music, extension activities, games, and more. Some sample themes are dental health, Ohio, colors, transportation and ecology. Find Discovery Kits in our catalog.

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