Looking for DISABILITY RESOURCES? … it’s in the Library!

Looking for … DISABILITY RESOURCES … it’s in the Library!

Located in the Library’s Teaching Materials Center on the First Floor of the Memorial Library. Come in the main Library entrance, turn left, walk through the lobby and into the Teaching Materials Center. The Disability Resources Office is on your right. The Disability Resources Office leads SUNY Cortland’s commitment to create a diverse, accessible, and socially just community that welcomes all students, whether or not they identify as disabled.

Disability Resources’ transformational leadership includes:
– Ensuring the lived experiences, goals, and aspirations of students are central to our work.
– Collaborating to eliminate barriers so all have equal access.
– Promoting disability as an aspect of diversity.
– Challenging ableism and advocating for disability justice.
– Backing students as they develop their disability identity and advocate for access, inclusion, and visibility.
– Recognizing that students’ disability identity is interconnected with their other identities.

Find the Disability Resources Office online


Antiracist Books for Teachers (and Everyone Else) Display

Antiracist display in the library.

In celebration of Black History Month, there will be two book displays in Memorial Library for everyone to check out.

One display focuses on books dedicated to learning about race and racial justice.

A second display focuses on children’s picture books for and representing Black American and Black-Diasporic lives, histories, and experiences. This display will be located in the Teaching Materials Center.

The book displays will appear throughout the month of February. Ask a librarian if you are interested in using one of these books!

Memorial Library’s Lobby Closed 12/16/23 – 1/19/24 (Library is Opened – Check Hours)

Memorial Library’s Lobby will be closed from 12/16/23 – 1/19/24 due to the abatement of the flooring.

  • The entrance leading into the Ink/Bookmark café will be open during business hours to access the Library and Advisement and Transition areas. A phone number will be posted on the Bookmark entrance for users who need assistance with the doors.
  • Public Access to the second floor and above will be via the stairwells near Advisement and the Testing Center. Users can use the ‘request item’ option for any item in the Main collection and pick up at Circulation on the first floor.
  • The Circulation Desk will be available in the Testing Center area to allow items to be checked in/out or to pick up hold requests and ILL loans.
  • The Teaching Materials Center will be unavailable for the duration of this project. Please see the Teaching Materials Center guide for alternatives.

Information on available library services is available via our Library Resources guide, including information on Memorial Library’s Testing Center

WINTER HOURS (12/16/23 – 1/21/24)

Monday – Friday – Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

* Saturday Dec. 23 – Monday January 1 2024 – CLOSED
* Monday January 15, 2024 (MLK Day) – CLOSED

(Hours are subject to change)

TMC Temporarily Closed

TMC Temporarily Closed

TEMPORARY TMC CLOSURE: During winter break 2023-2024, the Teaching Materials Center will be closed and its collections will be unavailable for borrowing. The TMC will return in Spring 2024! Back-Up Plans in the Meantime:

*Use Interlibrary Loan
*Look Online: https://cortland.libguides.com/virtualtmc
*Visit the Cortland Free Library downtown

For further information on these options, see the TMC Guide: https://cortland.libguides.com/tmc


TMC Treasures

 Entryway to Memorial Library’s Teaching Material Center

The Memorial Library’s Teaching Materials Center (TMC) invites you to discover their unique collection of board games, hands-on activities, puppets, flannels, instruments, STEM kits, and graphic novels. Whether you’re an education student seeking the perfect addition for your classroom or someone interested in discovering all the Library has to offer, the TMC is the ideal stop.

For those short of time or seeking a de-stressing activity, the TMC’s Play Station is always on the ready.  Located at the entrance of the TMC, our Play Station activity is changed monthly. 

Play Station 

 Pic’nMix Funny Faces game on display in the TMC’s Play Station.  Two cardboard faces with stick on pieces that can be taken on and off creating mixed up characters.

Board Games 

Four board games from the TMC collection: Lewis and Clark, Jenga Tetris, Pandemic, and Qwirkle


 A puppet knight in red armor and a sword standing over a green puppet turtle--two puppets from TMC’s puppet collection

Flannel Boards 

A red flannel board with a TMC flannel kit containing three clean, pink felt pigs and two dirty, pink felt pigs.

Stem Kits 

 A STEM kit from the TMC collection containing a K’NEX set: Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axeles and Inclined Planes

Musical Instruments 

 Three musical kits from the TMC collection containing egg shakers, rhythm sticks, and easy grip jingle bells

Hands On Activities 

 Three hands on activity samples from the TMC collection: Jumbo Magnifiers, Touch & Learn Picture Card Bank, and a play Classroom Mailbox

Graphic Novels 

 Sample graphic novels from the TMC collection: “Estranged” by Ethan M Aldridge, “Five Worlds” by Mark Siegel and “Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo” by Ben Costa and James Parks

Thank you to Annette Ernste for this posting

TMC Inspiration Station

The Inspiration Station is a hands-on creative space in the front of the Teaching Materials Center dedicated to education students working on lesson plans and other classroom projects. Many craft materials are available such as: markers and crayons, stencils, stamps, construction paper… and so much more!

A highlight of the station is the Ellison machine, which is used to create cut-out shapes that are ideal for bulletin boards and posters. Among the available Ellison die cuts are the alphabet, numbers, holidays, world countries and shapes.



Students are invited to leave feedback and suggestions for future additions to the space. As one of these comments stated: “Love it! So happy you got this, I can make my work/projects even better now!” The Inspiration Station is a vibrant part of the library that’s always growing- just like the TMC itself.










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Featured: TMC Online Guide

The Teaching Materials Center has an online presence!

This online guide contains information about the many collections in the TMC, including descriptions and call numbers, as well as tips on how to search the catalog for these materials. There are also links to online journals, videos, databases, and websites. These websites include lesson plan ideas, children’s literature, standards, technology, and other topics aimed at educators.

The TMC Guide is always available under the Links/Resources area in the Library Tab.


TMC Displays: Math

The Teaching Materials Center is continuing its series of subject-based displays supporting the Common Core, this time highlighting K-12 math resources. There are four different themes illustrating several interdisciplinary areas where math can be applied: Literature, Art and Architecture, Science, and Active Learning.

Stop by to look at books and games that include these exciting math themes and pick up a handout from Math Blaster, a website that features worksheets and other activities. You can also browse our accompanying list of online Math Resources to get more ideas for hands-on, real world math activities and lessons.

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TMC Science Common Core Displays

The TMC’s display cases are featuring science resources that tie into the Common Core. Topics for the Elementary level include animals and weather, while the High School display features biology and physics. A variety of formats are represented: informational nonfiction, textbooks, and hands-on materials such as games and kits. There are also accompanying online resources for each topic, which include links to curricular information, interactive websites with games and activities, videos, and more.

Stop by the TMC and find some ideas for your next science lesson plan!

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