Your Library Supports Educators

Your Library Supports Educators

Discover an array of services and resources for educators

DC Public Library has an array of special services, online and print resources and enhanced borrowing privileges for educators.
 

Class Visits

DC Public Library welcomes class visits by appointment. Please contact your local neighborhood library or the Youth Services Department at MLK to schedule.


Special Services for Educators

Library staff can:

  • Gather materials and identify online resources for any subject and reading level.
  • Facilitate library card sign-ups for students and educator card sign ups. 
  • Visit your classroom or schedule your class to visit us.  Topics may include:
    • Story Time or Book Talks
    • Hands on activities, including STEAM topics
    • Choosing research books
    • How to evaluate sources
    • Avoiding plagiarism

Online Resources for lesson planning and students

DC Public Library has a vast collection of print and online resources aligned with Common Core standards to support instruction. For a full listing visit the Research tab at the top of this page.

For 3- to 5-year-olds

  • For children learning to read, check out BookFlix, online video storybooks that help children prepare to read. Spanish titles are also available.
  • Recommended book lists by grade level. Every book is available at the DC Public Library.

 

For first – fifth grades

For sixth – 12th grades

 

Enhanced Borrowing Privileges - Educator Cards 

  • Educators in District of Columbia schools, childcare facilities or home settings can supplement their curriculum with an abundant, ever-changing supply of books and audiobooks on a range of subjects and reading levels.

    With an Educator Card, you can:

  • Check out a total of up to 100 materials of any time except DVDs.
  • Borrow the materials for nine weeks.
  • Visit the library to select materials, place electronic reserves or contact the librarian to gather items (3 to 5 days in advance).
  • Enjoy the benefits of borrowing without overdue fines for children's and YA material.
For more information and a card application visit our Educator Card page.  Applications for educator can be downloaded here.

DC public and charter school students' DC One Card is automatically registered as a library card.