Does the Public Library issue special cards for teachers? If so, how do I get one?


We do offer a card for teachers (including homeschool teachers) that allows checkout of up to 150 items and placing up to 60 holds. Check out duration and renewal policies are the same as regular customer cards (3 weeks for books, and 2 weeks for media). This is an upgrade to a regular account that is in your name.

If you are a teacher at a school, we verify employment before upgrading the account. If you are a homeschooler we require a copy of the verification form from the New Mexico Homeschool website.

Please remember that the same financial liability applies to all library cards, including teacher accounts. If any items are lost, damaged or stolen, you are still responsible for paying or replacing them. Also be sure to let us know if the card is ever lost or stolen, because you are responsible for any items checked out to the account with or without your knowledge. In addition, never lend your card because you are responsible for items checked out by someone else with your card.

If you would like to apply for a teacher account, just stop by any branch and fill out a teacher application. We will approve it as soon as possible. It will be good for three years, and can be renewed for additional three year periods with continued verification of employment or homeschool status. There is no charge for a teacher account.

If you have any additional questions, please call 505-768-5141 or email at


  • Last Updated Jun 29, 2017
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