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Educational Materials

The Educational Materials Collection includes thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults, a selection of puppets and games, and curriculum materials.

About the Collection

Educational Materials

The Educational Materials collection includes thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults, a selection of puppets and games, and curriculum materials. Items within the collection may be found on the second floor, near the main staircase and the John and Janet Murphy Family Instructional Lab.

Although the collection is intended to primarily serve the university's education programs, anyone may browse the collection for some leisure reading for themselves or to take home to the little ones. This is where you'll find some of your favorite novels by Sherman Alexie, Neil Gaiman, Shannon Hale, Madeleine L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, Garth Nix, and J.K. Rowling.

Every effort has been made to select the best juvenile fiction and non-fiction based on bestseller lists, award winner and nominee lists, recommendations from recognized authorities like the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) and We Need Diverse Books, and knowledge of books being taught in local schools.

Many of the curriculum materials are currently not available in the Library Catalog, so browsing these materials is highly recommended. The library's focus is on collecting curriculum materials currently being used in the Superior School District.

Additional books useful for teaching and education may be found in the General Collection and Reference collection.

Circulation Policy

Patron Group Checkout Period Renewals
Undergraduate Students 28 days up to 2 renewals
Graduate Students until end of term up to 3 renewals
Faculty & Staff until end of term up to 3 renewals
Community Users 28 days up to 1 renewal

Eligible items checked out from our collections may be renewed one of three ways:

  • online by using the renew function in My Account,
  • in person at the Public Services Desk, or
  • by calling 715-394-8343 during open library hours.

Distance Learning Students may ask us to ship library materials to their home address.

Classification Codes for Browsing

Items are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system. Use this key to find which shelves you would like to browse.

A General Works
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences Of History
D World History
E History of the Americas
F History of the Americas (continued)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language. Literature. Fiction
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General)