Educator Accounts

St. Louis Public Library offers Educator Accounts to meet the unique demands educators face. These accounts are separate from personal accounts and offer special borrowing privileges. Download our Online Educator Application to get started.

What’s special about an Educator Account?
Extended 30-day loan periods with an additional 30-day renewal.
Borrow up to 75 items per checkout, which can include books, toys, CDs, and playaways. There are limits on some A/V items. Access to all Library digital collections, including databases, eBooks, audiobooks, and more! $5 in free printing/copying credit each month. Ask staff at your nearest SLPL location to prepare a curated collection of books for you if you don’t have the time!

Who is eligible for an Educator Account?
Teachers, administrators, librarians, and childcare providers who are currently employed at a public or private school, childcare facility, afterschool or special education program, as well as homeschooling parents in the City of St. Louis.

How do I apply?
Click here to download an application, or stop by your nearest SLPL location. Only one application per school needs to be submitted. The principal, administrator, or owner of the facility must verify eligibility for all employees included on the application.

How do I use my account?
Just go into any Library location, show an ID with your full name, and Library staff will pull up your account. You don’t even need to keep track of an account number or carry a special card! Want more hands-on support? Get in touch with one of our Youth Services staff by completing this form.

What happens if I lose or damage items?
If you accrue significant fees for lost or damaged items, your account will be blocked from checking out physical items until missing items are returned or fees are cleared. You will still be able to access digital items and use copiers even if your account is blocked.  

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