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|Curriculum Library | Workroom | Print/Copy Station ||
The Curriculum Library in TRAC is a great resource for any teaching environment. The professional development section of TRAC’s library houses thousands of titles to help with virtually every need. There are books on classroom management, curriculum development, study skills, school leadership, inclusive education, teaching English as a Second Language, subject area advice, and more!
We have an extensive collection of peer-reviewed, education-related periodicals. Although most periodicals are not available for check-out, visitors are welcome to read all articles while visiting TRAC.
In the TRAC library you will find our Idea Books arranged by subject and available for check-out. You are welcome to make copies of any reproducible materials.
Check out the kits and games section to find just what your students need to enhance their classroom learning experience. TRAC offers manipulatives, educational games, teaching models, musical instruments, puppets, and more! Students, faculty, staff, and TRAC members may borrow these items for 1 week at a time. Our list of kits and games is categorized by the most dominant subject, however many items may be used for a variety of subjects.
Our Children’s Literature section houses a large variety of books for all level readers from picture books to chapter books to novels. Books are divided by picture books and chapter books. No further distinction is made regarding specific grade level or subject. Our literature is organized by author's last name. We also have a collection of over 175 Big Books!
To round out our library, TRAC has a section of student and teacher edition textbooks for every subject and grade level. Check the card pocket for the grade level of a particular book.
Most of our books are included in KSU’s online library catalog. You can access the catalog from the library link. Look at the location listed for the title you are interested in to determine if the book is located in TRAC or the campus library. To view only TRAC holdings, choose TRAC on the left side bar under location.
TRAC has a large DVD/video library with over 2000 titles! Browse the shelves or use our directory to find what you are looking for. From literary adaptations to professional development films to documentaries, the TRAC DVD/Video Library is bound to have something for your students.
The central area of TRAC has 14 computers with Internet access, a print/copy station, and spacious tables for studying and working on group projects. Students who wish to work at a table may check out a laptop for use while in TRAC. We also have 2 viewing stations to preview DVDs and videos. TRAC provides wireless access for laptop users, however there is no electrical outlet access so we recommend you power your laptop with a battery.
*The Print/Copy Station and all computers turn off 15 minutes prior to TRAC closing.
TRAC Donation Policy
TRAC will accept donations of textbooks, reference books, professional books, literature, kits, games, idea books, and educational DVDs that meet the criteria listed below:
TRAC will provide a thank you letter by mail within ten business days to verify donation. TRAC does not assign monetary value to any donations.
TRAC reserves the right to keep or dispose of donations as desired. TRAC will keep only those items that meet the criteria listed above and meet TRAC's current needs. All other items will be offered to KSU education students and faculty as free items or be donated to the campus library for its annual "Friends of the Library" book sale.
TRAC accepts cash and checks for payment of supplies. Proper ID is required for all checks.
The TRAC Work Room closes 30 minutes prior to TRAC closing time.
The last poster print will be sent to the printer no later than 90 minutes before TRAC closing.
TRAC’s workroom is a fun and energetic place where creative educators can make things for their classrooms. The workroom also has the following equipment to create many projects:
**All poster printing must be requested in person. We do not accept emailed orders.
**Please call ahead to insure that the poster printer is available for you to print.
**You may make an appointment however please note that the last time to begin a
We offer basic supplies for your projects at a minimal cost. Of course visitors are always welcome to bring their own supplies if they prefer. For your convenience TRAC stocks dozens of different, richly colored construction paper. Our sheets are a generous 12” x 18”. We also have an assortment of craft paper to create exciting bulletin board displays and coordinating corrugated borders. We have poly foam sheets and colorful poster board. See our price list for current prices.
We also have many supplies for you to use free of charge while in TRAC; markers, colored pencils, glue, glue sticks, staplers, rubber bands, grommets, scissors, rulers, paper clips, brads, and more.