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Educational Resources Center

The Educational Resource Center (ERC) is a K-12 curriculum library that provides resources and services to support professional education programs at Bridgewater State University. The collection emphasis is on practical materials that can be used for curriculum planning, preparation and teaching of lessons, and assessment of pupils. Tools for conducting educational research are also located here.


The majority of the ERC's collection is practical and classroom-oriented and includes:

  • Professional Books in Education
  • Reference Books in Education
  • Frameworks and Curriculum Guides
  • K-12 Textbooks
  • Instructional Aids (kits/games/manipulatives)
  • Media Materials (non-print)
  • Tests (standardized and other) [restricted access]
  • Test Preparation Guides and Workbooks 
  • Test scoring software
  • Many online databases

Works pertaining to the theory, history, or philosophy of education, as well as those on higher education and school administration and finance, can be found in the library's General Collection (also on the 2nd floor of Maxwell Library).

Educational Resources Center


All ERC collections are accessible at any time the library is open, except the standardized test collection, which is only available when an ERC staff member is present. Students who need to view the tests should call the ERC beforehand to ensure that someone will be available to assist them.

Service Desk Hours

These hours are subject to change. Please email the ERC at for current ERC desk hours or visit the Library Services desk on the first floor of the library.

Fall 2023 Semester  
Monday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm