Our Services

GA Collection


All registered patrons can check out books and other materials from our collections.

We have a limited number of technology items for check out: digital cameras, recording devices, projectors, and laptops. These have a 5-day checkout period.


We support the instructors of the Curriculum and Instruction Department through that materials in our collections that support course objectives, library tours and partnerships, especially with Education and Second Language Education courses, and a location to share and monitor course book reserves. Faculty members have extended check out duration. Read More


We support the students of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, mainly those in educational programs, though the access to children's and adolescent literature. Our materials are used to supplement their studies, especially in the Elementary Education Foundations and Early Childhood courses. Most students access our books in connection with courses about children's and adolescent literature, reading instruction, second language education, culture, race, and power, and introduction to education. We also offer a welcoming study space in Peik Hall. Read More


Many of our Curriculum and Instruction staff members enjoy checking out wonderful children's and adolescent literature to enjoy at home and share with the readers in their family. Read More

Other Patrons:

We welcome patrons that are not instructors, staff, or students, as long as they have some affiliation with the University of Minnesota. Please contact us for details.

Become a Patron: Your CI Library Account

A library staff member will create your CI Library account when you visit Peik 45 and wish to check out books for the first time. For UMN students who visit the library as part of a course tour or partnership, in most cases, your library account will be created in advance of your visit.

Our Library

We are an in-house "pocket library" that offers a variety of services to the students, faculty, and staff of the Curriculum Instruction Department and the College of Education and Human Development at University of Minnesota. Our main collections consist of children's and adolescent literature and we are the only library on campus where such materials can be checked out for long-term use. We also house academic collections focused on curriculum and instruction topics in education and educational policy.

We are not part of the larger UMN library system and have separate policies, library accounts, catalog search engines, and drop boxes. We also do not have access to interlibrary loan through our system.

Peik 45 - CI Library