Teachers

Teacher Cards and Young Adult Book Bag Service

Teacher Cards

With the goal of connecting with area teachers and providing materials outside of what the schools provide, Wheaton Public Library offers Teacher Cards to teachers and other authorized school personnel currently employed by public, private, and parochial schools located within the City of Wheaton or School District 200 boundaries.

  • School principals and/or librarians are sent a Teacher Card application each fall and are asked to submit a list of authorized teachers including full name and email address. Once the signed application is returned to WPL, Teacher Cards are created for each authorized teacher.
  • Teacher Cards are exempt from overdue fines. However, teachers are responsible for payment on Lost or Damaged items. If payment is not received for Lost or Damaged items within a timely manner, all Teacher Cards from the school will be blocked from checking out and requesting Book Bags until payment is received.
  • Materials checked out on a Teacher Card must be for classroom use and not for personal borrowing. The number of items checked out from a certain subject area may be limited due to high demand.
  • Those with Teacher Cards may request a Book Bag or may come to WPL to select items themselves. Since there is no physical card, just an account in our system, authorized teachers are asked to present a valid ID (school ID badge, driver’s license, etc.) when checking out items.

Young Adult Book Bags

Wheaton Public Library offers a Young Adult (YA) Book Bag Service to those with Teacher Cards, teaching grades 6-12, in good standing and homeschoolers who are teaching ages 12-18. Teachers (including other school personnel with Teacher Cards) may request items in specific subject areas for use in the classroom. WPL staff members will compile a list of items to fill the request, pull the items, and make them available for pickup at the Checkout Desk on the main floor of WPL. To request a Book Bag for a younger age group, please visit Youth Services - Teachers. To request a YA Book Bag, please fill out the online form below. PDF forms can be emailed to teenread@wheatonlibrary.org or faxed to 630-668-8950.
YA Book Bag Request - Online form | PDF

  • Please submit Book Bag Requests at least five business days prior to the desired pickup date.
  • Book Bags are picked up at the Checkout Desk on the main floor of WPL. Book Bags not claimed within five days of the pickup date will be re-shelved.
  • All Book Bag items and the actual bags must be returned to WPL.
  • Book Bag items follow the regular library loan periods and renewal rules, unless otherwise approved by WPL YA Services. See Loan Rules for loan periods.
  • WPL staff will provide as many of the requested items as possible, but we must leave sufficient materials in the circulating collection to accommodate other patrons. WPL staff reserve the right to limit the number of Book Bags requested from a school or a specific teacher if necessary.