Teachers’ Borrowing Policy

School Cards

Library cards may be issued to any Middletown school as an entity. School cards will only be issued by a Manager or the librarian in charge of the Books-in-Schools program.

Presentation of Card

Library cards must be presented to borrow materials and to pick up waiting holds. Teachers may also present identification to show that they are currently employed at the school or that they are the teacher listed as the contact person for the school.

Loan Period

Teachers using a school card will receive an extended loan period of 4 weeks on any item that has been in the collection for six months except reserves, 2 day items, rentals, museum passes, and school reading list items.

Fines & Renewals

School cards will not receive any fines. All library material can be renewed 4 times.


Teachers may reserve items through the Books-in-School program. This program allows a teacher to request books on a specific topic. Library staff will then chooses the books, check them out on the school card, and place them at the front desk for the teacher to pick up. Teachers will have 10 days to pick up all Books-in-Schools items before they are returned to the shelves.


All library items may be returned in interior book drops or outside book drops. Teachers may also return Books-in-Schools items to the Circulation Desk.

Lost or Damaged items

At the discretion of the Library Director, the school may be responsible for lost and damaged items.

Teachers’ Personal Cards

All Middletown teachers who choose to check out materials for school use on their personal cards will be treated as regular patrons and will be responsible for any fines/fees incurred. For this reason, the library staff will encourage all teachers to use the Books-in-Schools program.

APPROVED: 5/20/2015