Educator Card

Loudoun County Public Library Educator Card

The Educator Card supports the Library’s efforts to be a center for learning and reading in the community. The Educator Card offers expanded access to Library resources to educators living and/or working in Loudoun County. This card is intended for professional use only, offers more privileges than a personal card, and should not be used in place of a personal library card.
Educator cardholders enjoy these unique privileges:

  • Borrow up to 50 items
  • No fines for overdue items
  • Four-week loan period

Who qualifies?
Public and private school K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, childcare providers, and preschool teachers who either work and/or live in Loudoun County. Please note these qualifications are different than those for obtaining a personal LCPL card.

How do I get an Educator Card?
Visit your local Library branch. You must show proof of your status as an educator:  letter on school letterhead or other proof of current employment as an educator, daycare provider certification, current homeschool status certification, or similar documentation. You must also show proof that you live and/or work in Loudoun County.  LCPL staff will make the final decision about the validity of documentation provided.

Will the card expire?
Educator cards are valid for one year only and will expire on October 1 each year. The card can be renewed upon expiration by presenting the same documentation provided when you first received your card.

Are there any exclusions?
LCPL's 7-Day Hot Picks collection and Interlibrary Loan services are excluded.  Items checked out on this card should be for educational purposes.  This card is intended for professional use and should not be used to check out personal use items.

What about my students?
Library staff is happy to help you get personal library cards for your students. Please contact your local Library branch to make arrangements for a class visit to the Library or a librarian to visit your classroom.

Are there any fees associated with the Educator Card?
There are no fines or fees for overdue items. However, card holders will be responsible for replacement costs of any lost or damaged items.  All overdue items must be returned before other materials may be checked out.