What is an Educator Card?

This card allows educators to supplement the curriculum with an abundant, ever-changing supply of books as well as STEM-related kits.

Teachers can create temporary classroom collections to encourage reading. Educators may also check out their chosen reading items on this card as well as education kits. SPL is providing educator cards that allow holders to reserve multiple copies currently in our collection of items and overdue fines are not charged.

Who is eligible for an Educator Card?

Educators who reside in the city of Salina or Saline County.

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Librarians / Library Aides
  • Licensed Child Care Providers
  • After School Program Providers
  • Homeschooling Parents/Guardians

How do I get an Educator Card?

Apply for an Educator Card online below or in person at the library.

Once your application is submitted, you can pick up your card at the library with the following identification:

  • Photo ID – Current Photo ID with address (Driver’s License, State issued ID)
  • AND
  • School ID (bring 1 of the following):
    • Current school-issued Photo ID
    • A link that shows the school website, with educators information
    • Letter on school letterhead signed by the principal of the school with the current date
    • Licensed Child Care Certificate
    • Current homeschool state certificate

Does the card expire?

Yes. The Educator Card must be renewed every three years.

To renew, simply bring your School ID to renew at the library. All outstanding fines and fees must be paid on the educator’s and personal library card before it will be renewed.

Will I receive library notices?

Yes. You will receive notices via email or text message. The messaging system is the same as on a personal library card.

I still have some questions

Please contact the Library Director.

Apply for an educator card

Use our online card sign up and then email circ@salinapublic.org with your work email to confirm your educator status.