Library teacher cards have come to the Westfield Library. Many public libraries have offered this service for years. Now, Westfield area teachers, homeschool families, daycare teachers, and other daycare providers can benefit from this service. Eligible teachers or education providers may apply for a teacher card that is separate from their personal library card. In this way, teachers can keep work and personal items separately organized. Items checked out to the teacher card need to be related to educational or classroom use. Teacher cards will not accrue fines. This way, if a lesson is not yet finished, and a teacher needs a book collection for a few more days, he will not be required to pay for the extended time needed. However, the policy will not cover extremely overdue items on a regular basis. Lost and damaged items will still be billed.
This card is available to individuals who are involved in education at any of the following levels: Public and private school teachers, home-schooling parents, student teachers, and daycare teachers.
This card allows eligible teachers to have one card for professional use as well as one for personal use.
A teacher card can only be used for curriculum-based materials. It may not be used to circumvent rules and item limits that apply to regular library cards. The library reserves the right to withdraw this privilege due to abuse.
Teacher cards may not be used for local hold items.
This card has a three-week loan period with one renewal and no fines for overdue items. A due date may extend beyond this limit if an arrangement is made with the library director.
Lost or damaged items will be billed to the cardholder.
One teacher card will be permitted for an eligible patron in the Winnefox Library System.