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Educator Resources


Educator Resources

Teacher Materials Requests

We will gather and hold materials that support public, private, and parochial teachers’ needs.  Please review our guidelines and complete the Teacher Materials Request Form.

Special Assistance/Class Visits

To contact a librarian for special assistance or to schedule a class visit, please use our Book a Librarian service.

Educator Cards

An Educator Card extends additional library privileges to qualifying educators.  Cardholders may: borrow up to 50 items for 6 weeks (excluding 7-day DVDs);  reserve up to 25 items;  and access the Library's database collection. 

Educator Cards may only be used for teaching materials, not for personal use.  3-day DVDs may not be checked out.  All fines and Library polices apply.

To qualify for an Educator Card, you must have a personal Lexington Public Library card in good standing, along with additional documentation:  school ID or paystub (for teachers); Letter of Intent to Homeschool (for homeschoolers); Certification from the Child Care Council (for Daycare Directors).

To apply, please inquire at any Library location.  Be sure to bring the required documentation.  An Educator Card expires annually on August 1st and must be renewed.

Helpful Databases

Educators may find these Library databases to be especially useful.  A library card is required for access outside of our locations.

Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests, and other tools for building early literacy.

Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Britannica Library
Award-winning resource for children and adults with trusted information.  Choose the age-appropriate level that works best to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple searching that quickly delivers relevant results and easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

LearningExpress Library
Interactive study guides and practice exams to prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and other academic, civil service, military, and professional exams.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Mango Languages
Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages spoken around the world on your computer or mobile device.  Learn English with narration in your native tongue through ESL courses taught in 15+ different languages.

Project Gutenberg
Over 50,000 free ebooks (including many classics) to read on your computer or mobile device.