Most materials in the IML circulate except magazines and reference resources. The period for check out is 28 days for the majority of the items, however a few collections, such as the profession collection, tests, and textbooks have a 7 day check out period. There are also reserve items that have a two-hour limit and should be viewed in the library. All materials may be renewed up to two times if no one has placed a request on the item. Items are checked out and returned to the IML’s circulation service desk. Items may also be returned to Karrmann Library. Area residents, who are older than 18 years, may obtain a special borrower’s card by filling out a form and showing a driver’s license. A card will be mailed to them. All patrons must have their ID with them in order to check out materials. While we do not charge fines, if a book is late more than 21 days, a lost book notice will be mailed to them with a $20 processing fee included on the bill. If an item is returned after the 21 days, the $20 will still remain until the patron has cleared the fee. If a patron has two or more items overdue, they will not be able to check out additional items.
The IML Reference Collection contains reference titles used for selecting print and audiovisual (AV) materials suitable for preschool through high school level, biographical materials on authors and illustrators of children's literature, and indexes to anthologies of children's poetry, plays and folklore.
The IML Professional Collection contains materials addressing preschool through twelfth grade educational issues and a collection of how-to-do-it handbooks for bulletin boards, games, activities, projects, curriculum guides and lesson plans.
Easy, Fiction, Nonfiction Collections
These IML collections offer picture books, easy readers, fiction, and non-fiction books for preschool through eighth grade. Emphasis is placed on award winning titles, honor and notable books. Some books appropriate for high school students may also be located in the Karrmann Library's General Collection.
The IML Textbook Collections include elementary, middle level, and secondary textbook series, often accompanied by AV materials, teacher's guides, and workbooks.
The IML AV Collections include DVDs, videos, games, records, cassette tapes, CD's, CD-ROM's, etc., appropriate for preschool through twelfth grade classroom teaching. Some AV materials appropriate for high school students may be located in the Karrmann Library's General Collection.
The IML Test Collection is a collection of educational assessment tools for preschool through adult level on a variety of subjects. Please note that some items may be restricted to those processing certification or with permission of instructor.
Children's Periodical Collection
This small IML collection contains children's magazines. Also available are seven magazines which provide teachers with classroom activities: Acorn, AIMS, Badger History Bulletin, Mailbox (Preschool edition, Kindergarten edition, Primary edition, and Intermediate edition).
This IML collection contains enlarged texts used with Pre K through primary grades.
Map Case Collection
The IML Map Case includes oversize flat graphics, posters, and maps.