Teacher Loan- Teacher
Loans allow for a 6 week loan period on books.
Please contact the Circulation Department at
419-334-7101 ext. 218 for more information.
Subject Collections- We
can prepare bibliographies and gather subject
related materials. These materials may be used at
the library or at school.
Word Processing Computers- Students
without a home computer may use computers that
have Microsoft Office 2010, including Microsoft
Word, Excel, Access, Photo Editor, and PowerPoint
software. They are available on a first come,
first served basis.
Internet Access- Free
internet access is available with a valid library
card. A separate registration to use the internet
is required. We ask that you read and agree to our
Acceptable Use Policy, and for those under 18, a
parent's or guardian's signature is required.
Library Website - Through
the Birchard Public Library website at
www.birchard.org, you may access our library
catalog, learn about our library services, and do
Services Online- The library, through
its membership in the Clevnet Consortium and
through the Ohio Public Library Information
Network, offers many premium subscription services
to its patrons including online encyclopedias,
specialized databases, and search tools for
magazine and newspaper articles. Many publishers
of reference resources now make them available
online through subscriptions to keep them current.
These are some of the databases available through
our website with a Birchard Library card:
Biography Reference Bank,
Contemporary Novelists & Poets,
EbscoHost Masterfile Premier, Literature
Reference Center, Middle
Search Plus, Novelist K-8
Plus, Points of View Reference Center,
Science Online, Student
Research Center, World Book
Tours of the Library
Visit the library with your class and have a tour
with an emphasis on:
• Identify various collections of materials.
• Browsing time for individual interests is
• Basic introduction to library computers and
• Learn about specific research materials at the
• Highlight materials on a particular topic.
• Instruction in the use of the web
• Instruction in our premium subscription
To give your students the best chance of
completing an assignment, please:
• Let us know before you give an
assignment. Use our ASSIGNMENT
ALERT form or send us a copy of your
assignment sheet. The form can be found on our
website under Library Guide/Services/ For
Teachers. Prior notice will allow us to make more
materials available to your students.
• Check our sources before an
assignment to verify the
availability of information needed.
• Request a CLOSED
RESERVE when a large number of students need to
use the same materials.
• Give a choice of topics. If
students don't have to compete for a limited
number of choices, they have a better chance for
• Accept only photocopies or
original student artwork to
discourage clipping of illustrations from library
If materials are not available for an assignment,
the library will issue the student a TEACHER
NOTIFICATION FORM so that you know the student
tried to find the requested information.