The Barnes & Noble Educator Program offers Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher's list price on select items that we consider suitable for use in the classroom or with the student population, including most hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games.
Enrollment in the Educator Program is free to all who are eligible. No purchase is necessary.
To enroll in the Educator Program, visit your local Barnes & Noble or Bookstar store and fill out the Application form. To find your nearest Barnes & Noble store, click here.
To be eligible for the Educator Discount card, you must:
• Be employed by an accredited pre-K-12 public, private, or parochial school. Those eligible include teachers, guidance counselors, principals, and reading coaches. (Substitute, student, and retired teachers are not eligible.)
• Buy books/materials that we consider suitable for use in the classroom or with the student population.
• Provide a valid or Institutional photo ID/pay stub from the school you work for when enrolling in the Educator Program. If the school ID or other proof of employment provided does not contain a photo, a valid government-issued ID will be required in addition.
• Homeschooling parents are eligible by providing a photo ID and a letter with the following information:
- Family name and address
- Name of homeschooling parent(s)
- Grade level of each child being homeschooled
The Educator Discount can be used at Barnes & Noble Stores, Bookstar Stores, and online at BN.com. The Educator Discount cannot be used at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
Please note: As stated on the back of your Educator card, a valid ID must be presented when applying your Educator discount to purchases made in-store.
Using Your Educator Discount
After you've completed enrollment in the Educator Program, you can begin using the Educator discount immediately on eligible purchases made in the store and online.
To use your Educator Discount online, you can apply it while placing your order. Just add your Educator Discount Number in the Memberships, Gift Cards, & Coupons section of the Checkout page before submitting your order. Click the Apply B&N Membership or Educator Discount link. Or, scroll down for instructions on adding your Educator Discount to your BN.com account.
To use your Educator Discount in store, simply present your Educator Discount card and a valid School ID to your cashier.
Renewing Your Educator Discount
The Educator discount card will expire 24 months after the date of activation or renewal, on the last day of the calendar month in which it was activated or renewed.
Educator Discount cards can only be renewed at any Barnes & Noble or Bookstar Stores location. Educator Discount cards cannot be renewed online at BN.com or at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores and websites.
When renewing your Educator Discount, please provide a valid school or institutional photo ID/pay stub to confirm employment. If the school ID or other proof of employment does not contain a photo, a valid government-issued ID will also be required. Homeschooling parents will need to provide a photo ID, family name and address, and a letter with the following information: name of the homeschooling parent(s), and grade level of each child being homeschooled.
Add Your Educator Discount to Account
To add your Educator discount number online, sign in to your BN.com account. In My Account, navigate to Settings, and click Manage Memberships and Discounts.
Under Add a Membership, navigate to Program Type and click the arrow to open the drop down menu for Select Program Type.
Locate and select Educator Discount. Type your Educator's Discount number in the field to the right. Click Submit.
Purchases made prior to enrollment in the Educator program or purchases made without using your Educator card will not be credited a retroactive refund.
Discount is not available on music, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, periodicals, gifts, the purchase or renewal of a B&N Membership, textbooks, gift-wrapping, Café items, the purchase of a Barnes & Noble Gift Card, gift certificates, digital content (including but not limited to ebooks, magazines and periodicals), NOOK® or NOOK related accessories, other hardware and electronics, software, Rosetta Stone products, downloadable audiobooks in MP3 or any other format, products or services provided online at BN.com via Barnes & Noble BookQuest LLC (including without limitation PC & Video Games, or used , rare and out-of-print books), or shipping or handling expenses. Educator discounts are also not available on purchases at any Barnes & Noble College Bookstores or websites.
The Educator discount does not apply in conjunction with any other coupons, unless specifically noted, or with any corporate or prearranged group discounts such as the following: the Barnes & Noble Member Program; Barnes & Noble.com Professional, Technical, and Business Bookstore discounts; employee discounts; government discounts; Student Advantage discounts; in-store corporate, institutional, and volume discounts.
Purchases made by individuals using the Educator card are not tax-exempt. (Teachers purchasing items for the school to be reimbursed later, see below.)
Purchases made by schools and not-for-profit organizations will be processed with an Institutional discount and will receive tax exemption when accompanied by a purchase order and tax identification number. If a purchase order is unavailable, the teacher must have a letter from the school stating supplies are for school purposes and payment will be reimbursed.
As stated on the back of your Educator card, a valid ID must be presented when applying your Educator discount to purchases made in-store.
Please note: Schools or districts can open an Institutional Account and save 20% on purchases up to $999.99, 30% on purchases between $1,000 and $4,999.99 and 35% on purchases of $5,000 and over.