Services for Educators: Special Service Options

Book A Youth Librarian

KCPL Youth Librarians are committed to providing our patrons with personalized help. Whether you are a classroom teacher, accidental or on-purpose homeschooler, book club, or even an individual, our youth librarians are looking forward to emailing, chatting on the phone or zooming into your virtual classroom or living room to help you find solutions to your learning needs.

Just complete the form below and someone will get back to you. Let us tailor your virtual experience to meet your needs today!

Book A Youth Librarian

Educator Library Cards

These cards are just for use with materials for the class or homeschool setting. Teachers and homeschool parents or guardians can get this special type of card in addition to your personal cards.

The checkout period on these cards is six weeks instead of the usual three weeks. If no one else has a request on a particular item, educators can renew anything on your cards for an additional six weeks of checkout time.

Educator cards allow you to check out any type of Library item except for feature films, and place holds on items owned by KCPL libraries (except items owned by other consortium libraries).

Apply for an Educator Library Card (PDF)

Teacher Assist

Specify the subject for which you need materials, the interest
and ability levels of your students, and the format you prefer so that we can request the most relevant materials for your needs.

We can place holds on books, CDs, and DVDs (with the exception of feature films).

Pick up items you request from the holds shelf of the Library branch that you designate, and check out items using your Educator Library card.