Welcome to the Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

The Idea Factory will be closed December 8- January 16 for winter break.  Regular semester hours will resume Tuesday, January 17.

IMC Virtual Tour

Want to know more about what the Instructional Materials Center has to offer? Click here for a virtual tour of the IMC and learn about our resources. (Banner ID number required for sign-in.)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Instructional Materials Center is to provide resources and services to support the Teacher Preparation and School Media Specialist Programs of the Reich College of Education, to lay the foundation for the development of professional collaboration patterns between teachers and librarians/school media specialists, and to model an exemplary school library media center.

Our Services

    • Providing reference service to ASU students, faculty, and staff, as well as area educators and community members
    • Offering "readers advisory" for all ages and reading levels
    • Hosting classes and workshops on finding and using library resources
    • Providing public computers for research (via the library catalog, databases, periodical indexes, and the Internet.)
    • Maintaining the "Idea Factory," a media production facility designed exclusively for education students and area educators

Our Materials

    • K-12 Textbooks (both N.C. state adopted and supplementary)
    • Children's and Young Adult Literature (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Biographies, etc.)
    • Curriculum and Lesson Planning Ideas and Examples
    • Professional and Reference Collections
    • Audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, Software, etc.)
    • Manipulatives and Displays (Posters, Models, Puppets, Games)