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Welcome to the CMC Virtual Tour. Welcome to the Curriculum Materials Collection (CMC) Virtual Tour. We are located in the Education Building, Room 194. Click on the door to begin the tour. What is the CMC ?.

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welcome to the cmc virtual tour
Welcome to the CMC Virtual Tour
  • Welcome to the Curriculum Materials Collection (CMC) Virtual Tour. We are located in the Education Building, Room 194.
  • Click on the door to

begin the tour.

what is the cmc
What is the CMC ?

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is a division of the University of Central Florida Libraries. The CMC provides representative PK-12 materials for preview, analysis and circulation. The CMC has approximately 30,000 items which includes fiction and picture books, general resources, textbooks, computers, reference materials, production and audiovisual equipment and reserved materials. The CMC comfortably seats 40 students at study tables and has two group study rooms.

picture and fiction collections
Picture and Fiction Collections

The Picture Book and Fiction collections contain picture books for younger readers, sometimes referred to as easy readers, and juvenile fiction materials. Fiction books include young adult novels or chapter books for children.

Several award-winning fiction and picture books are added to the collections each year and include Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and Coretta Scott King Award materials.

textbook collection
Textbook Collection

The Textbook collection contains sample textbooks found on the State of Florida Adoption List. Therefore, most of the books in this collection are the same titles currently being used in local area schools. 

Teacher's editions of textbooks and teacher's resource books are popular with CMC patrons because they frequently contain sample lesson plans and classroom activities.

general professional collection
General/Professional Collection

The General/Professional collection is

comprised of non-fiction books and

professional resources. This collection

includes large sections of materials on

folklore, poetry and biographies.

Professional materials in this collection

include resources that Pre K-12 teachers

could use in a teaching situation. 

Types of resources found in this

collection include books, videos,

CDs, educational games, and


Books dealing with educational research,

history, or theory are located in the Main


Example of a manipulative

cmc production lab equipment
CMC Production Lab & Equipment

The CMC Production Lab provides access to production and multimedia equipment that can be used in preparing class projects.

Lab resources include two Ellison Letter machines, a large roll laminator, overhead and opaque projectors, paper cutters, and a spiral binding machine.

The lab contains two multi-media workstations; each with 15 inch color TV monitors and combination DVD/VCR players. Tape recorders, an audio cassette player, a slide projector, and a CD player are also available for checkout. A digital camera and digital camcorder are available for in-library use.

Take a look

cmc production equipment
CMC Production Equipment

Ellison Letter Machine



An overhead projector,

an opaque projector,

and a poster-sized laminator.

reference collection
Reference Collection

The Reference collection includes non-circulating materials available for in-library use.

Examples of items found in this collection include dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, curriculum standards, and study guides for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

computers software
Computers & Software

The CMC provides access to 27

computer workstations and

5 wireless laptops, which are

available for checkout.

The CMC also has 3 portable DVD players

available for use in the CMC.

All computers and laptops have

access to the Internet, multimedia

applications (Dreamweaver MX

2004, Inspiration, Kidspiration, and

GeoMeter’s Sketchpad), Adobe Acrobat

Professional 7.0, Microsoft Office 2007,

scanners, DVD and VHS players.

Printing and photocopying are available

with a UCF ID.

reserve collection
Reserve Collection

You may find materials placed by your professor in the Reserve collection.


There is also a Reserve section in the main library. Check the location of yourReserve materials with your professor.

cmc staff
CMC Staff

Come by and say hello

to our staff.

We are open:

  • Monday-Thursday

7:45 a.m.-9:00p.m.

  • Friday

7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(From l. to r.), Jason Martin, Pam Jaggernauth, Michelle Benz

Nicole Sotak, Dr. Penny Beile, & Igor Kovalyov,