SERC Library to reopen!
Thanks in large part to the advocacy and support of our patrons and partners, the State Education Resource Center is excited to announce it will reopen the SERC Library! Stay tuned for an announcement of the reopening date.
The Library closed on June 29, 2018, after nearly 50 years in operation, due to unprecedented fiscal challenges. SERC is grateful to the Connecticut State Department of Education and Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell, and to CSDE Special Education Division Director Bryan Klimkiewicz, for committing resources to resume this unique service to the educators, students, and families of Connecticut.
The SERC Library is Connecticut’s only statewide public educational library of its kind, established in 1969 to provide research, reference, and resources to support positive educational and life outcomes for all students. Its general and special education collection includes tests, instructional materials, in-service education materials, assistive technology devices, journals, a family collection, and more.
All of the Library’s materials are funded entirely by state and federal education dollars allocated to the State of Connecticut. The reopening will restore public access to the temporary Library location in Middletown and to the Library’s extensive online catalog and journal databases.
SERC graciously thanks everyone who has demonstrated support of the SERC Library and for your commitment to educational equity and excellence for all.
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.