Curriculum Library

Curriculum Library to merge with Mearns Centre for Learning / McPherson Library

UVic Libraries will be merging the branch Curriculum Library into the Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library.  This merger will significantly enhance access to print education resources for students and faculty and reduce the duplication of resources and services.  

Materials in the Curriculum Library will be moved to Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, which is open nearly twice the number of hours each week as the Curriculum branch is able to be open, and where the majority of resources for Faculty of Education students and faculty already reside. The collection relocation and merger will also enable the reassignment of Curriculum library staff to areas of growth and demand across the university library system.

The existing Dewey classification system for curriculum resources will be maintained in the new location.  Some teaching resources (such as the puppets, curriculum kits, and story circle) may remain in the Faculty for use by students and instructors.  

The Faculty of Education has the opportunity to transform the Curriculum Library space.  This process will be led by the Faculty, and some suggested possibilities include maintaining the main Curriculum library space as a student community space, potentially consolidating teaching resource rooms (including some materials currently in the Curriculum Library), the creation of a mock K-12 classroom for teaching practice, and adding additional classrooms to support the Faculty's growing needs.

To help address this operational change and to ensure a thoughtful and smooth transition, a joint UVic Libraries and Faculty of Education working group has been established.  The merger is expected to be completed by August 31, 2018. 

For more information regarding library resources and collections, contact Dr. Shailoo Bedi, Director of Academic Commons & Strategic Assessment, UVic Libraries at

To suggest ideas on the use or transformation of the new Faculty of Education space, contact Dr. James Nahachewsky, Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Education at

Curriculum Library

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08:00 AM - 05:45 PM
10:00 AM - 05:45 PM
Nov 13, 2017

Curriculum Library
MacLaurin Building, D201
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C., V8W 2Y2



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