Educator Card Policy

Mae S. Bruce Library

Educator Card Policy

(Addendum to Circulation Policy)


The Educator Card, with its special advantages, is designed to help educators who live or work in the Santa Fe Independent School District, SFISD, make full use of the library’s resources.




Any educator who lives or works in the SFISD is eligible for an educator card. This includes K – 12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, daycare center teachers and homeschoolers.


To apply for an educator card, the teacher will need to appear in person at the library with the following items:


            Photo ID (i.e. Texas Drivers License or Texas Identification Card)

            Proof of current address (i.e. a piece of mail addressed to the applicant, a

                        Checkbook or, a car insurance card)

Proof of educator status (i.e. a current paycheck stub from

the place of employment or a current school badge, a copy of the current Home Educator Notification form)




Can check out as many items as the educator wants to be financially responsible for. *


Pay no overdue fines. (Payment is required for lost or damaged items, but

no processing fee is charged.) *


May check out items, except movies, for double the loan period. *


Can renew all items two times – total of no more than 18 weeks. (Renewal is unavailable if the item is on reserve for another customer.)


Personal library card and educator card accounts are totally separate.


*Exceptions include items borrowed via Interlibrary Loan. Loan rules and fines are the same for educators as all other patrons for these items.




Use of the card will be blocked if any item is 40 or more days overdue. If an item becomes 55 or more days overdue, the educator’s account will be sent to a collection agency, as would any other customer’s, and a $10 collection agency fee will be charged.


An educator card will need to be renewed on a yearly basis. When the card expires, the educator must again present proof of identity, current address and, educator status for account verification and renewal.



Reviewed and Approved by the Library Advisory Board – July 2, 2014



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