An Educator Card extends additional library privileges to qualifying educators. Cardholders may: borrow up to 50 items for 6 weeks and one 6-week renewal (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).
Resources for Homeschoolers
- A2Z Home's Cool – Home Education from A to Z
- Bluegrass Homeschool Learning Cooperative
- Christian Home Educators of Kentucky
- Homeschool Fun
- Homeschooling in Kentucky
- Kentucky Homeschooling Information
Home Education Magazine (available at the Central and Beaumont Branch libraries)
Educators may find these Library databases to be especially useful. A library card is required for access outside of our locations.
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.
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.
Learning Express Library
Interactive study guides and practice exams to prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and other academic, civil service, military, and professional exams.
Live Homework Help
Students in grades K-12 can receive free help from professional tutors from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM every day on a computer or mobile device. (Note: You must create a Tutor.com account before using the mobile app.) Tutor.com works best with Google Chrome.
Learn practical conversation skills for over 50 languages spoken around the world on your computer or mobile device. (Note: You must create a Mango account before using the mobile app.)
Child-friendly interface for EBSCO's Primary/Elementary Search and Middle School Search databases.
Student Research Center
Designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Provides students in secondary schools with research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from EBSCO databases.
Online continuing education courses with a growing catalog of over 500 classes.