About the CRC's Collections

CRC BookshelvesThe Curriculum Resource Center, which comprises the Frances F. Povsic Collection, primarily supports the College of Education and Human Development in their preparation of future educators by providing access to children’s and young adult literature, textbooks, and practical teaching resources appropriate for pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. 

Frog, lamb, own, and bear puppets from the CRCThe CRC has the aforementioned collections as well as the following Special Collections:

The CRC was the brainchild of Frances F. Povsic, the Head Librarian from 1973-1990.  Read more about her on the Frances F. Povsic Collection web page.  


Circulation of Materials

Periodicals and most books, except Open Reference, can be checked out for three weeks at the Circulation desk on the first floor of Jerome Library. They should be returned to the first floor Circulation Desk as well. All other non-book materials located in the CRC multimedia room, can be checked out at the CRC Reference/Circulation Desk for three weeks and they must be returned to the CRC. Ready reference activity books can be used in house,checked out for two hours, or overnight.

Checkout Periods

ItemLength of Time
(Online renewal is available for most items)
Children's Magazines3 weeks
Textbooks3 weeks
Literature for Children and Young Adults3 weeks
Multimedia (i.e. teaching kits, puppets)3 weeks
Pop-Up Books3 weeks
Picture File3 weeks
CRC Reserves2 hours or 72 hours
OAE SECRETS Study Guides168 hours
Open ReferenceLibrary Use Only
Ready Reference3 weeks