Educational Resource Center

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ERC Collections

About the Educational Resource Center of Minnesota State University: The Educational Resource Center (ERC) houses several collections supporting the College of Education K-12 curriculum at MSU as well as audio-visual materials supporting the entire university. Audio-visual equipment and related services are also available in the ERC. The ERC is a unit within Memorial Library and is located on the Library's lower level. All ERC materials are listed in MSU Library Catalog.

ERC Materials can be checked out by students, faculty, staff, and community patrons with valid library card.

Loan Periods / Lending Information Who can borrow what and for how long.


  •     DVDs, Videotapes, Films, and Streaming Video (Electronic Video)
  •     Educational titles and feature films supporting the MSU curriculum
  •     Videos can be checked out to view at home unless booked or on reserve
  •     Videorecordings can be booked by professors for class use or reserved for in-Library viewing.
  •     One week checkout, 1 renewal
  •     Late fee is $5 first night overdue, $1 per day after. Default billing for non-return is $200.


  •     Recorded books on compact disc, audio cassette tape, or Playaway (MP3 player)
  •     Children's, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction
  •     Readalongs - book plus audio kits
  •     Some audiobooks are recorded at a slower speaking pace (SteadyReaders)
  •     Three week checkout, renewable

Juvenile books

  •     Children's literature supporting the Education program's curriculum
  •     Easy books, middle readers, and young adult
  •     Fiction and non-fiction
  •     Big books
  •     Three week checkout, renewable

Supplemental Education Materials

  •     Puppets, Manipulatives, Board games, Posters, Kits and other realia.
  •     K-12 Textbooks
  •     Anatomy models (most are on reserve for use in the Anatomy Room)
  •     Three week checkout


  • See Equipment page for details:  
  • Multimedia equipment available for 48 hours or 1 week loans, no renewals.
  • Students, faculty, and staff may checkout equipment. Not available to community patrons.