Educator Accounts

Use an Educator Account library card and check out up to 30 items to use in your classroom. We don’t charge fines for overdue materials, but you are responsible for lost or damaged items. Replacement card fee is $1.00.

If you are a classroom teacher with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools or The Expedition Charter School in Hillsborough, we have your account in place. Just drop by one of our three locations to activate and pick up your Educator Card. 

If you are a teacher with another school in Orange, Person, Chatham, Alamance, Durham or Caswell County, we invite you to apply for a special no-fine library account. All you need is a personal library account, in good standing, and proof of your status as an educator.  

Teacher reading with students

Loan Periods

Books and other materials may be checked out for 21 days.

Maximum Loans/Period

The total number of items you may have checked out is 30.


You may renew all items 2 times, except items that are on a waiting list. You can renew items:

  • By phone with your library card number
  • In person
  • Online, using your password


You may place requests on items currently on the shelf. We will notify you when items are ready for pick-up. Holds can only be checked out using the account with which the hold was placed.


There are no fines on Educator Accounts. However, after items are one month overdue, they are billed at the list cost plus a $5 processing fee. All fines can be paid by cash or check at the library, or with a credit/debit card through your online account.

School or Group Visits

We enjoy having groups visit the library. If you’d like to bring a group to the library for a tour, please contact Kim Dunderdale by email or phone at 919.245.2530 or fill out this form. We will be back in touch with you in 3 business days to discuss things further.