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What is the Curriculum Library?

The curriculum Library contains all Oklahoma state-adopted textbooks and curriculum materials for grades K-12. We are open to the general public. The materials in our collection are reference only.

Most of our visitors are education students, school teachers, and parents. Education students use our collection to learn about the various kinds of curriculum materials and the different approaches to teaching. Teachers browse when they want fresh ideas for teaching a particular subject. Parents visit when they want to learn more about their children's education or when they want ideas for helping their children to learn.

Oklahoma adopts new textbooks every year on a six-year schedule that rotates by subject. We update the curriculum library's collection accordingly. For instance, in fall 2012, we received new Social Studies, Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth-grade Reading and Language Arts, and Computer Education/Instructional Technology and materials. The adoption cycle for Social Studies and Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth-grade Reading and Language Arts materials will be in effect July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2019. The adoption cycle for Computer Education/Instructional Technology will be in effect July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016. In the fall of 2014 we will receive new Science and The Arts (including Fine Arts and Music) textbooks; and so forth. For the complete subject rotation schedule, click on "subject cycle."

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Mailing Address:
Curriculum Library
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
Collings Hall
820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 150
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-2942

Additional Curriculum Review Sites

The OU Curriculum Library is just one of Oklahoma's nine Congressional District Review Sites. The following institutions also have review sites containing the same materials as the OU Curriculum Library.

  • OSU Tulsa
  • Cameron University
  • Northeastern State University
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • East Central University
  • Southwestern State University
  • Southeastern State University
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University