Collections and History


The Education Library contains more than 80,000 print books, and approximately 600 print and electronic journal subscriptions. These materials support College of Education programs in: the School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education (HDOSE); the School of Special Education, School Psychology & Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS); and the School of Teaching & Learning (STL).

Significant Collections:

  • General Collection – Second floor
    • Books on educational theory, counseling, teaching and learning, etc.
  • PreK-12 Textbook Collection – Second floor
    • Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 textbooks.
  • Children’s and Young Adult Books – First floor
    • A research collection consisting of children’s and young adult literature. The collection supports undergraduate and graduate programs within the College of Education.
  • Print Journals – First floor
    • Journal publications related to education disciplines.
  • Audiovisual Reserves Collection – First floor behind the Circulation Desk
    • Contains videos and video guides on education and counseling topics.

Education Library History

The Education Library began in 1939 as a collection of educational methods books in one room of the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, modern day Norman Hall. These materials formed the nucleus of the collection which became the Education Library in 1950. The present facility opened January 2, 1980.

In 1996, the Education Library was given a significant gift in the Haskel Hess Endowment fund. This fund helps support the library in bringing new technology and materials to current, and future, College of Education students.

For further information, please contact the Education Library at 352-273-2780 or you may contact our librarians via e-mail at