About the Collection

The Curriculum Resources Collection (CRC) is located on the 2nd floor (Ocean Side) of the UCSB Library.  It is a resource collection 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, and teaching resources such as curriculum guides and activity books.
  • Learning Resource Display Center (LRDC), Room 2589
    • One of 25 display centers in California for state-adopted textbooks and instructional materials (grades K-8).
    • Also includes math and science Manipulatives, Media Kits and Big Books.
  • Juvenile Media Collection
    • Located on the 2nd floor (Oceanside) at the end of the main library Media Collection.
  • 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.

Hours and Services

Seating Areas

  • Computing 
    • There are three public computers in Curriculum Resources Collection area
  • Study Tables

    • There are tables located throughout Curriculum Resources Collection

Other Areas

  • Media viewing stations are available near the first floor Reference Desk