The Library at the State Education Resource Center (SERC) is Connecticut’s only statewide public educational library of its kind. Established in 1969 as the Special Education Resource Center, the Library was one of the first initiatives of SERC and initially focused on serving educators who worked with K-12 students with disabilities. The SERC Library was originally housed in a small classroom and an all-purpose media/materials room located at the Gengras Center for Exceptional Children at St. Joseph College.
As SERC's mission has since expanded to incorporate best practices into general education as well as racial and social justice, so has the Library's collection. SERC Library now provides reference and resources to support positive educational and life outcomes for all students with a focus of equity and excellence.
The Library’s materials are mostly funded by state and federal education dollars allocated to the State of Connecticut, in addition to some grant funding for various collection materials.
The SERC Library requests all library users follow the below procedures when picking up or returning SERC Library material. If you have a concern or are unable to follow these procedures, please contact the SERC Library (firstname.lastname@example.org; 860-632-1485).
Thank you for your cooperation. We can't wait to see you in the library!
The SERC Library Team
State Education Resource Center
SERC and the SERC Library are located at 175 Union Street, Waterbury, directly off I-84.
Access SERC via the Brass Mill Commons Parking Lot.