The ERC has a variety of books available that support curriculum and lesson planning development.  The types of books you will find in the general collection room are textbooks similar to what would be found in the classroom, teacher editions, workbooks, and answer keys.  Other types of books are Basal books, graded readers, and study & teaching guides on various subjects.  The ERC is also home to a growing collection of Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction books as well as Young Adult Fiction.

To locate a book, game, kit, or software in the ERC search the library catalog then use the “modify search” feature to limit results to the ERC Resource or ERC Juvenile Collection.


Manipulatives are materials that are intended for hands-on use. The ERC has a wide variety of manipulatives to help encourage class participation and comprehension through hands-on experiences, like Cuisenaire RodsSight-Word Sentence Builder Kit, and many more.


The ERC is also home to a variety of educational kits and games.  Science kits include materials to help with demonstrating activities or “experiments”, social skills games encourage students to learn activities while having fun, social studies kits help children to imagine what life would be like during another time in history.  We have so many to explore and incorporate into your own lesson plans.


The ERC currently has 14 computers.  All computers have word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software available to use.  In addition to web browsing, students may also investigate software programs available in the ERC to help with lesson planning, or for class assignments.  Please see the computer use policy page for more information.


Research Databases specific to the field of Education Curriculum Support Databases

To access databases simply enter your Rivier email address and password.

Research Guides

Children’s Authors & Illustrators 

Curriculum Resources (for lesson planning) All other research guides can be found by clicking here.