Educators

The Library wants to assist our local schools during this time of distance learning. For more information about how educators and students can use the library, check out the Educators Newsletter.

Virtual Learning Assistance

 
Tutor.com

Students can utilize Tutor.com for free through the Library's website. This service provides live tutoring, homework help, test prep, resume and cover letter help. Access through our website BoylePubLib.org/tutor with a library card number or the student's STACK ID number. (Contact the Library via phone, email, or Live Chat with any questions.)

Free WiFi Access

The Library has outdoor study spaces available outside of the main entrance for students to use during regular library hours. Free WiFi is available in the parking lot 24/7 (no password required).

Curbside Pickup

As a service to our patrons during the shutdown, Curbside Pickup is available Tuesday through Friday. Orders can be placed between 10:00 am-2:00 pm on any day curbside pickup is offered. Most items will be available for same-day pickup between 2:00-5:00 pm. More information about this service can be found on our Curbside Pickup page.

Current Loan Lending Periods

While the Library is on reduced operating hours, loan lending periods have been temporarily extended. Here are the current loan lending periods:

  • Books & Magazines: 28 days
  • DVDs & Audiobooks: 14 days
  • Launchpads: 7 days

Click here for more information on how to get a library card.


The Library has several special services for teachers to support and extend classroom activities. The Library offers the following resources:

Visit Us

(Due to current safety guidelines, these services are temporarily unavailable.)

Library ToursTime Zippy in library rotunda

Librarians are available to give class tours of the library. Tours may also include storytimes, book talks, library skills, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) instruction, computer lab usage, and other activities. To arrange a class tour, please contact the Children’s Library at least two weeks before your requested tour date. (Temporarily unavailable.)

Transportation Grant for Library Visits

Through a local grant, the Library is able to offer travel expense reimbursements to teachers who utilize school bus transportation to bring their students to the Library for tours, projects, or programs. Travel reimbursement request forms are available from the Youth Services librarians. (Temporarily unavailable.)

 

We Visit You

(Due to current safety guidelines, these services are temporarily unavailable.)

BookmobileSchool Visits

Librarians are available to visit schools and classrooms for storytimes, book discussions, and explanation of library resources, services or programs. To arrange a school visit, please contact the Children’s Library at least two weeks before your requested visit date. (Temporarily unavailable.)

Bookmobile Visits

The bookmobile is available to visit schools for book selection and check out. Valid library cards are required to check out materials. To arrange a bookmobile visit, please contact the Outreach Department at least one week before your requested visit date. (Temporarily unavailable.)

 

Other Services

 

Book KitsBook Kits

Book discussion kits are available for small groups. Book kits have a checkout period of 4 weeks and allow for 1 renewal. Click here for a complete listing of book kit titles.

 

History Crates

Inspired by The Louisville Speed Museum’s Art Detectives project, the History Crates contain historic objects combined with educational materials. The crates are appropriate for Grades 3-5 and for classes lasting about an hour. One crate can serve from two to 25 students. Click here for more information.

Online Resource Training

Librarians are available to visit classrooms or teacher trainings to discuss and demonstrate any of our online resources or eMedia platforms. Click here for a complete listing of online resources.

Assignment Alert

Librarians are available to pull a selection of materials for in-class units or projects. Please contact the Children’s Library at least one week in advance of your requested pick up date. A valid library card is required to check out materials.

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