Educational Resource Center (ERC)

Instructional Materials Center

Hours and Location

Location: 116 Allyn Hall

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About the Instructional Materials Center

The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) is a library-type setting. It offers print and non-print materials for classroom instruction, field work, and research. Space is provided for study purposes and for accessing computers.

The Center’s resource materials are cataloged and listed with University Libraries Catalog. When using the catalog, searches may be modified/limited to items owned by the Educational Resource Center's (ERC) Instructional Materials Center.

The Center provides an area for reading, studying and small group discussion. Patrons may choose to study independently or to meet with fellow classmates. Occasionally, this area is reserved for class use or for special events.

An adjacent area is designated for accessing computers. Patrons are welcome to access e-mail accounts, do schoolwork, surf the web or conduct library catalog searches. Documents may be sent to a networked printer at the IMC’s circulation desk. The printing fee is 10 cents per page.

Wifi is available throughout the ERC.

Resources and Policies

Collection Materials

The types of items included in this collection are:

  • professional and trade books
  • professional journals
  • faculty reserves
  • preK-12 textbooks
  • puppets and games
  • models, realia, and kits
  • videos/DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks

All ERC items can be found in Univerity Libraries Catalog.  Additionally, lists of certain types of items and most of the non-print collection can be located on the ERC Wiki

Restricted Items

Restricted-use items requiring special permission from a faculty member of the College of Education and Human Services include:

Reserve items are housed behind the circulation desk. These have user restrictions. Depending on the item, materials may circulate for two hours in-house or up to 7 days off-site. Circulation periods are predetermined. Faculty members must complete the necessary paperwork to have an item placed on reserve. Reserve Materials Request Policy/Procedure (PDF)


Items designated for "in-house use only" must stay in the ERC.

Materials in the print and non-print general collections may be used in-house by anyone. These items may circulate outside the ERC to students, faculty, and staff with a current Wright State photo ID/Wright1 card.

Print items generally circulate for 21 days; non-print circulates for seven days.

Other items may have user restrictions, i.e. standardized tests and media equipment.

Special Borrowers

University Libraries community borrowers and OhioLINK patrons (including walk-ins) are granted borrowing privileges. Restrictions may be applicable to items borrowed. Proper identification is required (download reserve form).


One-week renewals are possible with a maximum of two renewals per item. Renewals are not automatic. They are not guaranteed as another patron may have a request for the item. Patrons may opt to renew in person, online, or by telephone.


Fines are assessed for late, lost, and/or damaged materials. Processing and billing fees are accessed when an item must be replaced due to loss or damage. A billing fee is incurred for excessively late returns.

For more information, contact the ERC at 937-775-2878.

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