Educators

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Educator Resources

Welcome, Educators! San Francisco Public Library supports student success with an array of resources just for you: a special Teacher Card, an easy request form for classroom visits from an SFPL librarian, Scholar Card for students and great book lists.

Bookmark our Virtual Library for Kids and Virtual Library for Teens for event listings, STEM resources, library card information and more.

SFPL in Your Classroom

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Boost up your classroom with a virtual visit from SFPL! Our talented Youth Services Librarians are standing by to bring stories, deliver a database class on a specific topic, share new titles and more. Let us know how we can support you and your students from the safety of the screen. With enough notice, we can cater the class visit to your specific curriculum and needs.

Visit Request Form

"Ms. Andrea went above and beyond to instill a love of reading in my students and her efforts have made the world of a difference. She took out her personal time to visit my virtual class on two separate occasions. She interviewed each student and created personalized reading lists for them based on their interests. And if that wasn't helpful enough, she even went ahead and placed holds on those books at their closest pickup location!"--Rabia Afzal, 5th/6th Grade ELA/History Teacher

Teacher Card

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We understand that teachers often need to reserve and borrow large quantities of library materials and to keep them for longer periods of time. For that reason, we invite you to activate your Teacher Card! Call (415) 557-4400 or email info@sfpl.org to apply today.

A teacher is anyone currently employed as a teacher, educator, administrator, librarian, childcare provider, or afterschool program provider at a school, childcare facility or afterschool program in the City and County of San Francisco, or teachers who are residents of San Francisco but teach in districts outside of San Francisco. See Teacher Library Card.

Scholar Card

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The Scholar Card connects students to millions of FREE resources including:

All SFUSD students have a Scholar Card and have received their Scholar Card number via email.

Students need a PIN to access eResources. If students have forgotten their PIN, try their birth month and birth date (January 10 = 0110) or go to Reset PIN to change it. 

Public charter, private and parochial schools are also eligible for Scholar Cards. Call (415) 557-4400 email info@sfpl.org to learn more.

SFPL To Go and SFPL To Go-Go

Access library materials for your classroom and safely pick them up at select library locations through front-door service. Check out the schedule for details. Locations and schedules vary.