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Get your free teacher card!

Applying is easy! Stop into the GADML Checkout Desk with your valid school ID to request a teacher card. A digital access card is also available!

A teacher library card

Card benefits


Borrow our Teacher Totes

  • Bins of 15-25 books can be checked out to enhance your current unit of study

  • Request by title, subject, or format

  • Please order at least one week before books are needed

  • Can be picked up at the library or delivered right to your school office


Check out multiple copies of a book for the classroom

  • Search our catalog for “multiple copies” to see a complete list of titles 

  • Number of copies varies by title

  • Forgiveness for lost or damaged materials (up to 5 per year)


Who can receive a teacher card?

  • Available to anyone who teaches in the GADML service area

  • Teachers must show current school ID, or be listed on the school’s website as staff

  • You CAN have both a personal card and a teacher card

  • Teacher cards expire August 1 and must be renewed after that date

  • Teacher cards must be in good standing for renewal

Bring your class to the library!

We would love to meet your students!

  • 3RD GRADE: Classes can visit the library in person

  • 4TH GRADE: Outreach staff visits your classroom to teach students about library resources

  • 6TH GRADE: Outreach staff visits your classroom to teach students about online resources

  • Other grades and topics available by request

Other resources

From free educational movies and e-books to fun websites that will get your students learning in a hurry!

Teacher with a student


Request hard-to-find professional development resources on the Michigan eLibrary Catalog using your GADML library card! Books will be delivered for pickup right to the library at no cost to you. MeL also has resources just for teachers. Find curriculum resources and shareable links to relevant research databases!


Features thousands of educational videos available for streaming. Borrow up to 10 titles per month. The Great Courses series and kids’ material is unlimited. 

Tumble Book Library

eBooks, animated talking picture books, graphic novels and audiobooks are available, with no account required. 

World Book Kids

Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners.
Also: Early World of Learning (PreK - Grade 3)
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (in Spanish)


Cultural information for countries and territories. Includes maps, statistics, and recipes. 

Learning Express Library

Practice tests: high school equivalency, college preparation, college, career, and adult learning.  


Explore fiction with this powerful database. Search by author, title, subject, series, genre, plot and more. Browse book lists, author read-a-likes, and book awards. Includes book discussion guides.


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