The Oakland Public Library Offers Teacher Cards to Local Educators.
Who Can Get a Teacher Card?
Any individual who currently works as a:
- childcare provider
- afterschool program provider
at a school, childcare facility, adult educational facility, or afterschool program in the cities of Oakland, Emeryville, or Piedmont.
You will need a paystub or other proof of employment.
Benefits of Teacher Cards
Borrow print books for six weeks instead of three
- Up to 30 holds at a time, instead of 15
Who Is Responsible for Fees on a Teacher Card?
OPL is fine free, so no one has to worry about late fines.
If items are lost or damaged, fees will be added to the Teacher Card. You won't be able to use your Teacher Card if it has more than $50 in fees.
How Do I Apply?
There's no separate application for a Teacher Card. Fill out a regular library card application and visit the library or contact us to request teacher card status.
Teacher cards must be renewed every two years by showing proof of continued work as an educator.
You Can Verify Your Current Teacher Status With Any of The Following:
School or institution ID
School or institution paystub
CA family childcare home license
Affidavit of Private School
Letter of acknowledgement of homeschooling from a local school district (Oakland, Piedmont, or Emeryville)