Collection Profile

The CTC has a wide range of curriculum from Preschool to Advanced Placement Courses along with a professional development and children’s literature collections. The collection includes curriculum kits, and an audio-visual collection of VHS tapes, CDs, and software packages from a wide array of academic disciplines.

At the elementary (K-5) level and middle school (6-8) level resources are available in language arts, math, social studies, and science. At the high school level (9-12) the collection contains more specific resources including:

  • Language Arts: French, German, grammar, literature, Spanish, and speech communication
  • Mathematics: algebra, business statistics, calculus, geometry, and pre-calculus
  • Science:  anatomy and physiology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, Earth/environmental science, health, human sexuality, physical science, and physics
  • Social Studies: American history, careers, civics, economics, geography, psychology, sociology, and world history
  • Specialty Areas: art and industrial technology

The Professional Development Section is composed of:

  • Assessment, Counseling, International Textbooks, Language Arts, Math, Prejudice & Differences, Science, Social Studies, Technology, General Resources, and More!


Textbooks for all major academic subjects are included in the collection for grades K-12. The priority is to obtain texts commonly utilized by Minnesota schools. Additional texts are acquired based on the selection policy. The textbook collection emphasizes materials published within the last ten years. However, some texts that are older are kept so students can compare differences over time.





Publishers frequently provide textbooks and other classroom resources in the form of commercial kits. The CTC currently has kits representing a wide variety of subject areas, available for checkout. To optimize the amount of space they occupy, the kits have been repackaged in plastic bins and stored on available shelves.


Children’s Literature

The children’s literature collection is an extension of the juvenile collection found within the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center.  It is composed of approximately 1000 titles, both fiction and nonfiction appropriate for grades K-8. There are an additional 100 titles of current children’s books in two special collections in honor of former students of the university, Emily Herr and Megan Hoisington.

An additional set of children’s literature consists of a sample of approximately 50 books from the Joan Blaska collection which features children with disabilities or illness.


Children's Lit


Much More!

Graphic Novels, Chinese Immersion, Text Sets and much more! Our collection is always growing, so stop in anytime and ask what's new!

Graphic Novels
Text Sets
Chinese Immersion


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