Educator Card
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The Otsego County Library now offers a special card for educators who wish to borrow materials for use in their classrooms without using their personal cards.  Borrowing privileges are available to anyone who teaches in a school or licensed day care center within Otsego County.  It will not be issued to those who live in the County but teach outside of the county.
Educators must submit
the enclosed application along with verification of employment, and a personal ID with current home address.
Daycare providers must
bring a copy of their state license.

 Educator Card Guidelines

  • Individuals who apply must have a personal card for their non-classroom borrowing.

  • All cards expire on July 31st of each year and may be renewed as needed.

  • Borrowers may check out 30 items or 1 item per student, whichever is greater, for up to six weeks.

  • So every teacher will have access to all subjects, we ask that teachers limit their selections to 4 seasonal items or 4 items on one subject.

  • Multiple copies of titles are not available.

  • Teachers are encouraged to keep materials in their classrooms.

  • No fines will be assessed on overdue items, but educators are responsible for replacing lost or damaged materials.

  • Borrowing may continue as long as  there are not more than 5 overdue items on the card.  Repeated overdue may result in denial of further service.

Check out our...

  • Fiction and non-fiction books for every interest and reading level.

  • Educational videos.

  • Preschool book/cassette kits and a good selection of unabridged children’s and young adult titles on cassette or CD.

  • Library website allows access to the library catalog, a wide selection of information databases, and over 7,000 ebooks, 150 full text newspapers and World Book Online.

Assignment Alert
Notify us of an upcoming assignment/project and materials may be placed on reserve for your student’s, in-library use.  This assures that all your students can find what they need to complete their assignments.  Please allow a minimum of two weeks notice.

Librarian-Directed Visits

Our Youth Services and Reference Librarians are available to lead class visits in the library.  For preschoolers, we typically provide a story and craft program that is followed by a brief library tour.  For older students, we can offer book talks, give library tours, or provide presentations on the Internet and our extensive Virtual Reference Collection (VRC).  We will also work with educators to create “customized” visit plans.

School Visits

It would be our pleasure to visit your class.  We love being invited into the classroom and can make presentations from 15 minutes to one hour in length.  We can prepare a book talk, handouts, or share a few stories.  Just ask!

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