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Spring Regular Hours
Mon-Thurs 7:45am - 9:00pm
Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Please Note:

The CMC is closed during semester breaks, holidays and football game day.

Education Complex, ED 194
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando, FL 32816-2666
Phone: (407) 823-2791
Fax: (407) 823-3984


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CMC Collections

The CMC houses a K-12 collection that is being expanded with a particular effort to foster global and multicultural education and to encourage an appreciation of the values of racial, ethnic, social and cultural diversity. Individual collections include general/professional materials, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, picture books, textbooks, and reference resources. CMC collections also include Kappa Delta Pi materials, a test collection, posters, a vertical file and a picture file.

Please see the descriptions below for details about individual collections.

General/Professional Collection

The General/Professional collection is comprised of juvenile fiction and non-fiction and professional resources. This collection includes large sections of materials on folklore, poetry and biographies. Professional materials in this collection include resources that K-12 teachers could use in a teaching situation. Types of resources found in this collection include books, videos, CDs, educational games, and manipulatives. (Books dealing with educational research, history, or theory are located in the Main Library).

Kappa Delta Pi Collection

The Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) collection is a special collection sometimes referred to as the Reavis Reading area. KDP materials are published by the Phi Delta Kappa education fraternity. Most materials in this collection are fastbacks or short booklets that deal with current issues in education.

Picture Book & Fiction Collections

The Picture Book and Fiction collections contain picture books for younger readers, sometimes referred to as easy readers, and juvenile fiction materials. Fiction books include young adult novels or chapter books for children. Several award-winning fiction and picture books are added to the collections each year and include Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and Coretta Scott King Award materials. For a complete list, please see our Book Award Lists information.

Poster and Map Collections

CMC maintains a small Poster collection that includes materials that cover K-12 related topics. The Map collection includes resources for various geographical areas.

Reference Collection

The Reference collection includes non-circulating materials available for in-library use. Examples of items found in this collection include dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, curriculum standards, and study guides for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

Textbook Collection

The Textbook collection contains sample textbooks found on the State of Florida Adoption List. Therefore, most of the books in this collection are the same titles currently being used in local area schools. Teacher's editions of textbooks and teacher's resource books are popular with CMC patrons because they frequently contain sample lesson plans and classroom activities.

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