Educator Library Card

The Franklin Park Public Library District recognizes the importance of education and seeks to share our resources and to support our local school districts, educators, and students.

Educators for the purposes of this policy include administrators, teachers, school media specialists, and school librarians. Educators at public school districts #81, #83, #84, and #212 are eligible for an Educator Library Card at the Franklin Park Public Library. Educators from local school districts may apply for a card at the Circulation Desk by presenting a current school-issued employment ID. If the school-issued ID is not a photo ID, current photo identification is also required.

Educator Library Cards are to be used solely for curriculum and instructional support. Holds may be placed, and materials may be requested through the SWAN Consortium. Digital accounts for Franklin Park Public Library’s online resources may be created with an Educator Library Card.

Educator Library Cards follow the same rules of use as resident library cards including loan periods, renewals, late fees, and other fees. The individual educator who signs up for a card is responsible for returning library materials on time and in good condition. The educator must also maintain in good standing the Franklin Park Public Library account and any home library account.

Educator Library Cards are valid for local use only at the Franklin Park Public Library, and have a one-school year expiration date. Educator Library Cards may be renewed annually. Renewal requires the presentation of a current school-issued employment ID to Circulation staff and current photo identification if the school-issued ID is not a photo ID.


Visit or call the Circulation Desk at 847-455-6016, ext. 1 or email at