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The Curriculum Materials Library provides K-12 educational resources, services, & equipment for check out and use by Grand Valley State University faculty, students, alumni, and the surrounding community.

Our collection is located in two locations. The Curriculum Materials Library (CML), located downtown Grand Rapids in the Richard M. DeVos Center, houses a diverse collection of puppets, teaching aids, big books, print materials and educational machines.  The second half of our collection of K-12 print materials is housed on the 4th floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus.

Student Jobs

Are you interested in working at the Curriculum Materials Library?  Check out the job description below, fill out an application and bring it to the Curriculum Materials Library.

Job Description:

Assist patrons with locating books, periodicals or other support materials using the library online catalog. Check materials in and out and re-shelve returned materials. Must be able to operate and train patrons with laminating, binding, button making, poster making, and Ellison die cutting machines. Training will be provided. Other job duties include, assisting with collection maintenance, answering the telephone, operating a cash register, as well as, all other duties assigned. A variety of shifts are available from 9–9, M-Th., 9-4:30, Fri. & 1-5, Sat. & Sun. Education majors preferred.

Applications are being accepted for the fall / winter 2017-18 terms.  Apply in person at the Curriculum Materials Library.  If you are unable to apply in person, email your completed application & class schedule form to  More information can be found on the GVSU  Student Job Board.

CML Job Application


Regular Hours:

  • Mon - Thu: 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Fridays: 9:00a - 4:30p
  • Saturdays: 1:00p - 5:00p
  • Sundays: 1:00p - 5:00p

July 4th Holiday Hours
July 3 - 4, 2017

Mon., July 3, 2017
9:00a - 4:30p

Tues., July 4, 2017

Wed., July 5, 2017


Collection, Equipment & Supplies


  • Textbooks – K-12
  • Teaching Aids
  • Puppets
  • Magazines – K-12
  • Big Books
  • DVD’s / Videos
  • Professional Tests



  • Binding Machines
  • Button Maker
  • Cutting Boards
  • Ellison Dies
  • Laminator
  • Poster Makers


Paper Supplies available for purchase

Supplies Price List

Group Study Space:

There are 4 large tables available for you to work on your projects or study.

Contact Us

Curriculum Materials Library
Rm. 201A DeVos Center
401 West Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Pew Campus Map

Donna Oster, Library Specialist
Curriculum Materials Library
Rm. 201A DeVos Center
401 West Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Rita Kohrman, Education & Juvenile/YA Librarian
Steelcase Library
401 West Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504