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
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.
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.
EBSCO's interface for schools and public libraries. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple searching that quickly delivers relevant results and easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic.
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.)
Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages spoken around the world on your computer or mobile device. (Note: You must create a Mango account before using the mobile app.)