Written by on October 13, 2011

New Courtesy Borrowing Program for Cooperating Teachers

As part of a continuing commitment to the community, the Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly recently extended courtesy borrowing privileges to area K-12 teachers who invite Cal Poly School of Education students into their classrooms as student teachers.

A Collaboration with the School of Education

In collaboration with the School of Education, more than 100 cooperating teachers working with Cal Poly students now have free 21-day borrowing privileges for all circulating materials. These include hundreds of professional education materials and resources that support curriculum development and student learning. In addition, the library offers a Teachers Resource Center that includes a non-circulating collection of California adopted textbooks.

Special access

“The Kennedy Library has been very generous in supporting the many K-12 teachers from our region who volunteer to guide Cal Poly students who are earning their teaching credentials and professional certifications,” said Robert Detweiler, dean of the School of Education. “We in the School of Education are grateful for the terrific work local teachers provide, and we are especially pleased that the University Library is providing those teachers with special access to services.”

Cooperating teachers can enroll by going to the circulation desk near the entrance of the library, where they will be asked to provide a photo ID. The library card will be valid through August 31 of the current academic year. There is no annual fee.

Community privileges

To supplement the excellent resources of their local public libraries, community members at large have long had access to borrowing privileges at Kennedy Library, for an annual fee of $60. Local community college students and visiting faculty are eligible for free library cards. San Luis Obispo County high school students have borrowing privileges for a $10 annual fee.

For a complete listing of community access privileges see the Community Members information on our website. For an overview of resources the Kennedy Library provides, see For Our Community Members.

Directions and parking

Kennedy Library is located in Building 35 in the Northeast corner of campus, at the intersection of North Perimeter and University Drive (see campus maps).

Parking is available in nearby metered spots or with parking permits that can be purchased at the Visitor Information Center at the main entrance at Grand Avenue and Slack Street. Free parking is available after 5 pm on Fridays and all day on weekends.

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