Educational Resource Center

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About the Educational Resource Center of Minnesota State University:
The Educational Resource Center (ERC) houses several collections supporting the College of Education 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 catalogued in MSU Library Catalog.

ERC Hours

ERC Staff

  • ERC Front Desk (507) 389-5944

Equipment Services & Classrooms

Loan Periods / Lending Information


  • DVDs, Videotapes, and Films
  • Educational titles and feature films supporting the MSU curriculum
  • Videos can be checked out unless booked or on reserve
  • Videorecordings can be booked for class use or reserved for in-Library viewing. Online Video Booking Request Form
  • One week checkout, renewable


  • Recorded books on compact disc, audio cassette tape, or Playaway (MP3 player)
  • Children's, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction
  • Primarily unabridged versions
  • Some audiobooks are recorded at a slower speaking pace (SteadyReaders)
  • Three week checkout, renewable
The following collections support the curriculum for Education majors:

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

Textbook Collection (PreK-12 Level)

  • Designed to serve teacher's educational needs
  • Contains subject matter material from various popular textbook publishers
  • One week checkout, no renewals

Computer Software

  • PreK-12 curriculum software, providing supplemental teaching materials
  • Three week checkout

Supplemental Education Materials

  • Puppets, Manipulativess, Board games, Posters, Kits and other realia.
  • Anatomy models
  • Three week checkout

CCYAB Center for Children's and Young Adult Books

  • Has been absorbed into the Juvenile Books collection.