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. All ERC materials are listed in Minnesota State Mankato Library Catalog.

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

Loan Periods for Equipment / Lending Information

Equipment Collection

  • See Laptop and Equipment Borrowing 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


  • Includes DVDs, videotapes, films, and streamed videos (electronic videos)
  • Includes educational titles and feature films supporting the Minnesota State Mankato curriculum
  • Videorecordings can be checked-out to view at home unless the materials are booked or on reserve
  • Videorecordings can be booked by professors for class use or reserved for in-Library viewing.
  • Items from the video collection have a 1 week check out with 1 possible renewal
  • Late fee is $5 first night overdue, $1 per day after. Default billing for non-return is $200


  • Includes recorded books on compact disk, books on audio cassette tape, or books on Playaway (MP3 players)
  • Audiobooks include children’s books, young adult books, and adult fiction and non-fiction
  • Our collection includes Readalongs, which are books plus audio kits
  • Some audiobooks are recorded at a slower speaking pace (SteadyReaders)
  • Audiobooks have a 3 week check out and are renewable

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
  • Juvenile books have a 3 week check out and are renewable

Supplemental Education Materials

  • This collection includes puppets, manipulatives, board games, posters, kits, and other materials
  • Includes K-12 textbooks
  • Includes anatomy models (most of which are for use in the Anatomy Room)
  • Supplemental Educational materials have a 3 week checkout