Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Lab bins with math kidsAbout the Collection

The Curriculum Resources Collection (CRC) is located on the 2nd floor (Ocean Side) of the UCSB Library.  It is a resource center of instructional materials for grades K-12.  While it is designed primarily to serve student teachers in the UCSB Teacher Education Program, the collection is open to all library users.

Types of Materials

  • Curriculum Resources Collection
    • Includes children's literature, nonfiction, media, and teaching resources such as curriculum guides and activity books.
  • Learning Resources Display Center (LRDC) 
    • One of 25 display centers in California for state-adopted textbooks and instructional materials (grades K-8).
  • ERIC Database and Document Collection
    • Index of curriculum guides, lesson plans, research reports, conference papers, journal articles, publications of educational associations, and other research and instructional materials.
  • Juvenile Media Collection
    • Located on the 2nd floor (Oceanside) at the end of the main library Media Collection

Hours and Services

  • Service Hours
    • The Curriculum Resources Collection is accessible during Library Building Hours
    • The LRDC Collection, Manipulatives, and Media Kits are accessible:
      • Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, or danielagonzalez [at] ucsb [dot] edu (by appointment)
  • Reference Assistance
    • Contact Lorna Lueck, Education Librarian and Head of Curriculum Resources
  • Specialized Services
    • For research consultations, group lectures, or tours, call (805) 893-7111.

Seating Areas

  • Computing 
    • There are public computers in Curriculum Resources.
  • Study Tables
    • There are tables located throughout Curriculum Resources.

Other Areas

  • Media viewing stations are available near the Reference Desk