Library News & Updates

Summer HoursSummer Hours Begin Wednesday, June 12th

Starting Wednesday, June 12th, the SERC Library will be open for browsing, pickups, and returns during the following hours:
     Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
At this time, there are no Saturday hours planned. But they may be available in the future. We hope to see you soon!

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.

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How to Access the Library

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 (; 860-632-1485).

Instructions for Picking Up and Returning SERC Library Materials:

  1. Library users are now welcome in the library space to browse the collection in-person, checkout out materials, and make returns. Holds on materials can be placed online or by contacting the library.
  2. Appointments are no longer required. But optional appointments can still be made by contacting the library.
  3. SERC Library staff will release reserved material only to users whose identification or SERC Library card matches the name on their account.
  4. Reserved material ready for pickup will be held for one week. If the material is not picked up during this time, it will be loaned to the next user with a hold or returned to the shelf.
  5. Returns must be dropped off during regular business hours. Visitors returning materials should proceed directly into the library and hand materials to a staff member. Library materials cannot be left unattended outside of the library. Our library open hours can be viewed on Library Hours news bulletin. Planned closures can be viewed on the calendar of our online catalog's homepage. All closures, including unplanned closures due to inclement weather or other issues, will be posted to the library website
  6. If you need to update your account or would like to apply for a library account, fill out the online registration form and a SERC Librarian will follow up with you with the next steps, including signing the current Library Policies and Procedures document before checking out any material to you.

Thank you for your cooperation. We can't wait to see you in the library!
The SERC Library Team

State Education Resource Center
175 Union St
Waterbury, CT 06706
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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.