Educational Resource Center (ERC)


The Educational Resource Center (ERC) houses several collections supporting the College of Education K-12 curriculum at Minnesota State Mankato as well as audio-visual materials supporting the entire university. The ERC is a department within Memorial Library and is located on the Library's lower level.

Unless otherwise noted, ERC materials can be checked out with a MavCard by students, faculty and staff, and by community patrons with a valid library card.

Library materials check out until the end of the semester unless otherwise noted.

Loan Periods for Equipment / Lending Information


  • Includes DVDs, videotapes, and streamed videos (electronic videos)
  • Includes educational titles and feature films supporting the Minnesota State Mankato curriculum
  • Videorecordings can be checked-out for 14-days unless the materials are booked
  • Videorecordings can be booked by professors for class use. Online Video Booking Request Form


  • Includes recorded books on compact disc and on Playaway (MP3 players)
  • Audiobooks include children’s books, young adult books, and adult fiction and non-fiction

Juvenile Books

  • Includes children’s literature supporting the Education program's curriculum
  • Includes easy books, middle readers, and young adult
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Collection also includes big books

Supplemental Education Materials

  • This collection includes puppets, manipulatives, board games, posters, kits, and other materials
  • Includes K-12 textbooks

Anatomy Model Collection

  • Human anatomy models are available for study in the ERC’s Anatomy Room
  • No check out allowed

Equipment Collection