Teachers' Membership

Every teacher in primary and special schools can sign up for a Teacher's Card.  This free service allows you to borrow up to 40 books for your class for 12 weeks.  There is no charge for overdue books.

How to apply for the Teachers' Card

Use our online joiners form to apply. You will need to visit any East Sussex Library to exchange your online membership number for a library card free of charge. Please take proof of your name and address to do so.

We will also need the name of your school and a senior staff member who will act as guarantor for any items you borrow. Please include this information when completing the online form, and add the wording “(Teachers Card)” to your surname.

All the books in the Teachers' Collection are free to reserve.

You can only use the card to borrow books from the Teachers' Collection.

Using the Teachers' Collection

Reserving Books

Use your card number and PIN to reserve books from our Teachers' Collection.  Your books will be boxed up and sent to your nearest library for you to collect.

 Collecting your books

We aim to have your books ready within two weeks.  You will get an email when they are ready to collect.  If you do not collect them within two weeks we will return them to our central store.

If a book you have reserved is on loan or has a reservation, you may have to wait longer for this title to become available for you.  You can cancel a reservation at any time in your account.

Returning your books

Return the set of books to your local library in their original box. You can return them before the end of the loan period if you have finished with them.

Contact us for advice on how to search the collection and reserve books.

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