SERC Library has reopened!

Holiday Hours:
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, February 12, and Monday, February 17.

With the reopening of SERC's library, we're excited to announce the return of SERC's Library Blog
Visit the blog here!

New on the Library Blog

  • From Here to Diversity Series: 18 Books for African American and African Children and Young Adults

    Feb 10, 2020 | 11:00 am

    According to a 2018 study on diversity in children’s books, only 10 percent of all published children’s books depicted characters of African American or African descent.* We are missing chances to have students authentically connect to stories, gain a greater understanding of themselves and others, and provide opportunities of self-affirmation.[…]

  • 4 Tips to Support Diversity in your Classroom through Books

    Jan 23, 2020 | 23:01 pm

    “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created and recreated by the author. When lighting conditions[…]

  • Cultural Diversity and Racial Equity in Everyday Life

    Jan 15, 2020 | 20:56 pm

    New Year, New Opportunities: Championing Cultural Diversity and Racial Equity in Everyday Life How did you start your New Year? Did you have any ambitious or creative New Year resolutions? Many of us take this time to pause and think about things we want to change and we often focus[…]

  • Happy New Year 2020!

    Jan 7, 2020 | 21:22 pm

    Happy New Year to all of our SERC patrons and fellow educators – and welcome to this new and exciting launch of the SERC library blog! We hope that this New Year 2020 will be filled with joyful moments of community-building, opportunities to educate ourselves and each other, and many[…]


Historical Timeline of Public Education in the U.S.: New Poster/Gallery Walk Resource

image of library timeline posterNew Resource
As mentioned in a recent EducateCT Newsletter, The Historical Timeline of Public Education in the United States is a seven panel poster-sized presentation that can be borrowed from the SERC Library for display in your staff meeting or professional development activity. Demand for this resource is currently high. Please contact to inquire about availability.

The SERC Library serves as a comprehensive Library/Resource Center with an extensive and current collection of research, reference, and instructional materials and resources related to education and social services. The Library was established to assist Connecticut education professionals, college/university students, families, and community members in achieving positive educational and life outcomes for all learners.

As one of the initial activities of SERC when it was founded in 1969, the Library continues to be a key contributor to the SERC vision of Equity. Excellence. Education.

Contact via email:
Contact via phone: (860) 632-1485, Option 4

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday: 10:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 to 4:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 to 6:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 4:00
  • Saturday 9:30 to 12:30
    (two Saturdays per month; check calendar below)
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

Library Closings
Administrative and Holiday

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Monday, February 17, 2020