Educator Cards & Teacher Collections

Education Tools for Your Classroom

DCDL librarians are able to help with your classroom, daycare or homeschool learning experiences. As an educator, you are able to request a Teacher Collection from the Library! These collections are handpicked by librarians based on a subject, reading level, book, or other topic of your choosing. All you need is an Educator Card to get started!

Educator Card

Any certified K-12 school teacher, licensed childcare instructor, or verified homeschool educator can get an Educator Card at DCDL.

What does an educator card get you?

  • 200 item checkout.
  • 5 lost or damaged items can be waived each school year (August – June).
  • Teacher Collection requests.

Want to apply? 

Stop by any location and bring your school ID, pay stub, or district homeschool verification letter.

Teacher Collections

Requests for special collections called Teacher Collections can be made by Educator Card holders.

Teacher Collection Guidelines

  • At least 14 days’ notice is required for assembly.
  • Collections can include a maximum of 30 items per request.
  • Collections can include items based on a specific subject or author and can include multiple copies of a specific title.
  • “High-demand” subjects and holiday books will be limited based on availability. The Library reserves the right to determine “high-demand” items.
  • 1 collection may be requested at a time.
  • Emails will be sent when the requests are received and ready for pick-up.
  • Educators will assume financial responsibility for any lost or damaged items beyond the five waived per school year.
  • Failure to pick up a collection twice during a school year will cancel collection privileges for the remainder of that year.

How do I request a Teacher Collection?

Simply click here and fill out the form in its entirety. You will receive an email to confirm the request is received.

Pick-up Locations

In the request form, you may select from one of the following locations for pick-up, based on your convenience, during regular operating hours:

Additional Resources for Educators

Delaware Library

The multi-award-winning offers a comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2 – 8, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music. Little learners can access it from home or from the library FREE with their DCDL card!

Delaware Library


BrainFuse provides free live tutoring in a variety of subjects daily between 2-11 pm; tutoring in Spanish is also available. A writing lab and expert answers are also available, along with AP exam prep, live FAFSA help, and more!

Delaware Library

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus (for younger readers) help you find the books you want. Read reviews, explore genres, get recommendations based on your reading interests, find author, title, and series read-alikes, and discover new favorites.

Delaware Library

And more!

From encyclopedias to flash cards to study rooms, we have a multitude of resources to support learning at every age. Check out this list of some of our most popular resources; you might be surprised by what you find!

We open doors to imagination, knowledge, connection, and discovery.