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Educational Resource Center (ERC): Children's Collection

This guide highlights the resources available from the ERC, as well as tips for searching for children's books and materials.

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In order to log in to your library account, you will need:

Name: (only your last name is necessary)

University ID: (if your ID number starts with a zero, drop the zero . E.g. 041111 would become 41111)


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Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed: 9/16, 10/14-10/17, and 11/22-11/26


Searching for Children's Books

Look for books with call numbers containing "ERC" at the beginning and subject headings with the terms "Juvenile poetry," "Juvenile literature," "Juvenile fiction," "Children's stories," or "Pictoral works" at the end.

Searching for Children's Books by Title

Change the catalog's dropdown box to "Title" if you know the exact title of the book you want.  For example:

Title: Olivia

Searching for Children's Books by Author/Illustrator

Change the catalog's dropdown box to "Author" if you know the book's author or illustrator.  Remember to invert the name (last name, first name).  For example:

Author: Seuss, Dr.

Illustrator: Sabuda, Robert

Searching for Children's Books by Subject

Change the catalog's dropdown box to "Subject" if you know the exact topic you are looking for.  If you are not sure of the right terms, try searching by "Keyword."  For example:

Subject: Cats -- Juvenile fiction

Subject: Cats -- Behavior -- Juvenile poetry

Subject: Cats -- Folklore -- Juvenile fiction

Searching for Children's Books by Award

Some of our book records contain notes about any awards that a book has won.  Change the catalog's dropdown box to "Keyword" to search for award winning books.  For example:

Keyword: Newbery Honor Award

Keyword: Coretta Scott King Award

Keyword: Caldecott Honor Book

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Simply email the library ( with information about the resource you need, and a librarian will try to find it for you.


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