Our educator resources are designed to support our educators and to make it easy to share library materials with your students so they can succeed.
Bossier Parish Libraries now offers an educator library card. With this card, you can:
- Check-out materials for a 30-day loan period
- Check-out six non-fiction items per subject so you can utilize them in the classroom
Who qualifies for an educator card?
Any educator in Bossier Parish; this includes teachers, principals, librarians, teacher's aides, homeschool teacher, etc.
How do I get an educator card?
Visit any of our locations and provide verification during the application process. Acceptable forms of verification include:
- School ID
- Louisiana Department of Education home study approval letter
- Paystub from Bossier Schools
- Any other form of verification of your educator status
Whether your class comes to us or a librarian visits your class, there's no better way to introduce your students to what the library has to offer.
To schedule a class visit, submit a request for a field trip or library visit and one of our librarians will be in touch!
Through our partnership with Bossier Schools, every student enrolled in a public school in Bossier Parish has instant access to digital resources provided by Bossier Parish Libraries using their Student eCard.
To learn more about these virtual library cards and how they work, visit our Student eCard Access Page.
Find databases for in-depth research in subjects such as: Business & Personal Finance; Health & Medicine; History & Genealogy; and Literature. That's to be expected, but did you know that we also offer databases that can be beneficial to you as an educator as well?
A to Z World Food brings international cuisine to you with thousands of recipes and articles. Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online. Creative Bug offers over 1,000 online craft and art classes to help you get those bulletin boards just right. Knowledge City offers state-of-the-art professional development in critical business skills such as leadership management. And many more!
You'll find some of our databases are a natural fit to supplement your classroom materials. Homework Louisiana provides live online tutoring and homework help for K through basic college level. LearningExpress Library offers instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations. Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. And of course there are plenty of in-depth research databases for completing class assignments!
We also offer online tutorials to help you learn how to download eBooks & audiobooks, stream movies & music, read digital magazines, research our databases, and more.
Access to all of these digital resources is FREE with your Educator library card.
In addition to the digital resources provided by Bossier Parish Libraries, we have curated a list of additional resources that you might find helpful. These resources are not provided by the library but have been vetted by our librarians as reliable sources of information and include some helpful educator and student resources.
If you have questions or want more information about our Educator Card, please contact our Community Engagement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our librarians will be in touch with you.