Simpson Curriculum Materials Center

The Simpson Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) provides examples of textbooks, reference books, children’s literature and teaching materials used in elementary and secondary schools to Bradley’s education students and other interested individuals.

Dedicated in 1990 through the generous support of Howard M. and Kathryn Jacquin Simpson, the CMC includes a wide array of materials and services to enhance curriculum development and design. Our collection holds over 8,900 materials, including textbooks on health, language arts, mathematics, music, phonics, reading, science, social studies, and family and consumer sciences. We also have a variety of children’s literature, games, software, kits, manipulatives and an Ellison lettering machine.

General Information

  • The call numbers for Children’s Fiction are CUR PZ7 – CUR PZ45.
  • Testing materials are shelved in secure cabinets alphabetically by title. You must receive special permission from an education faculty member to borrow these items. Contact the CMC coordinator Katie Mills at (309) 677-2807 or after you’ve gotten authorization.
  • You must check out other secured materials like the games and manipulatives from a staff member at the CMC desk.
  • The study area next to the CMC is available for group or class reservations; contact the CMC coordinator Katie Mills at (309) 677-2807 or


Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday Noon – 10 p.m.
Friday Noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Summer, Interims and Breaks
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed