The Curriculum Materials Center was the prior home to one of 10 state of Tennessee district textbook collection sites. Within this site, we have limited availability of K–12 teaching materials submitted for bid through 2014. Starting with the 2015 adoption cycle, teaching materials in hard copy are no longer being sent to our collection site but are instead available online. Hard copies of the materials for review can be found in the James E. Walker Library located at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), now the only collection site for the State of Tennessee.
Hard copies selected by faculty in the select subject areas have been retained for class use even though they may be older editions. These will include student and teacher editions and supplemental aids, from the official state textbook adoption list through 2014. These hard copies will not be replaced but the latest versions will be available online for review.
All academic subjects are covered, (science, math, English, reading, language arts, social studies, music, art, physical education, health, vocational education, and ESL) including electives such as calculus, forensics and foreign languages. Most subjects are represented in all/or one of the following forms:
- Children’s literature and poetry, including big books and nonfiction.
- Textbooks (student and teacher editions)
- Supplemental guides
- Videos and/or DVDs
The items are organized by subject area, grade within that subject area, and then alphabetical by publisher name. Please ask our staff to assist you if you are in search of a special title, subject area or grade, or just need help in general.
New Adoption Materials
As the state replaces the items per the state adoption schedule, these items are available online for review. Items adopted through 2014 are available in limited supply in the CMC but newer adoption materials are only available or at the district collection site located at MTSU or online.
Check-Out Policy and Fines
Items are checked out up to two weeks at a time. You must present a valid faculty, staff, or student ID to check out any items. Books are available for review anytime during our normal business hours to others. Late fines are calculated at 10 cents per day, per item—based on normal business hours. Failure to return items or pay late fines can result in grades being held for students. Please make every effort to return your item on time to make it available for others to use as you did.
On Hold Items
We are happy to put any items on hold from our collection for a specific class or faculty member per their request. We will also place on hold any personal reference materials for a faculty member to make available for their classes. Please make these requests to our staff to initiate this process.