All Library locations will be closed Monday, April 15, 2024 for Patriots' Day

Information for Educators

Library Visits

We’d love to have your class visit the Library, in-person or virtually! To prepare the best possible experience for your students, all educators should request a visit a minimum of two weeks in advance of their visit. The form is also required to coordinate:

  • Classwide Library card registration
  • Tours of the Library building
  • Tours of our eLibrary collection
  • Curated materials on specific subjects
  • Readers advisory and book talks
  • Virtual storytimes for your class

Library Cards for Your Class

Want to register all the students in your class for a Library card? Awesome! Just fill out the visit request form above to start the process. Please note: all Library card applications must be completed by students and received a minimum of one week in advance of their visit.


Student Library Accounts

To protect students’ privacy, students or their guardians must contact the Library directly with any questions they might have about their account, password, due dates, and fines or fees. Please encourage them to reach out in-person, by phone, or online via our chat system.


Library Materials for Your Class

You and your students can use our catalog to view and place holds on currently available items. Please note that depending on demand, items from other Library locations may take several weeks to arrive. If you would like to ensure materials on a particular subject are available for a visit, please fill out the visit request form above.

Registered Library users also have access to our eLibrary collection, including ebooks, audiobooks, films, research tools, and more. Please note: access to some eLibrary resources is determined by students’ town residency and we are unable to override these requirements based on school enrollment. Please refer your students to their town’s eLibrary collection or to the Boston Public Library, whose digital resource contracts include the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Library Programs for Your Class

In addition to tours and storytimes, we have ongoing reading challenges for all types of readers. These programs can be started at any time and done at any pace: