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Curriculum Library

Location: Ambrose Hall 219 (second floor)

Academic Year Hours: M-Th 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Closed during holidays and weather-related closings.

Summer Hours: M-F 7am-3:30pm; Closed during holidays and weather-related closings. 

The School of Education Curriculum Library contains educational material required to meet the needs of students preparing to become teachers. These instructional resources support the School of Education's mission to prepare teachers who are professionally ethical, possess the knowledge and skills in current educational theory and practice needed to serve all learners in diverse current educational environments, and possess the general skills needed to adapt to and create the learning environments of the future. These materials are available for evaluation and use by faculty and students in the School of Education.

Additionally, students in the School of Education are welcome to use the Curriculum Library as a meeting place or study area. The Curriculum Library contains teaching aids such as: children's literature, educational games and kits, math and science manipulatives, textbooks, curriculum guides, software, videos, and recording equipment. You can also check out audio/visual equipment, such as CD/cassette players, video cameras, and voice recording devices. We have now added iPads to our collection for use in the library for students.

Check Out Period

Books: 60 days
Kits, Software/AV materials, and Journals: 3 days
iPads must remain in the library
Materials specified by professors or department as "Reserve" must remain in the library.

Who may borrow materials?

School of Education students and faculty, and graduate students and faculty. A valid SAU ID is required to check out materials.

Other Services

School of Education students may use the computers in the Curriculum Library.

The library is available for School of Education students as a study area. School of Education students may also reserve time to come and practice on the SmartBoard in the library.

How do I find stuff?

The Curriculum Library uses Library of Congress call numbers for all methods books. These numbers are preceded by an "area code," indicating subject.

Example: PROF LB1628.5 .T66 2005

Textbooks in all subjects begin with the subject area codes, then the subject or year in school, the publisher name and the date of publication.

Examples: LA 6th Glencoe 2007; MA Algebra Prentice 2000

Age-appropriate books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System similar to the organization of most public and school libraries.


These topics–Community and Careers, Conflict Mediation and Friendship, Dinosaurs, Holocaust, Teaching, Historical Fiction, September 11, 2001, Realistic Fiction, and Peace–are compiled per request. If you would like a bibliography of Curriculum Library materials created for a specific subject, please email Teri McDonald.

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