McLure Library includes:

  • The School Library and Curriculum Materials Center on the lower level
  • Reference and periodical areas and public computer areas on the main floor
  • Study rooms and a computer lab on the third floor.

McLure Collection

The main collection of the library is made up of professional books related to education (which includes sports and physical education) including a substantial reference collection on the main floor.

other collections:

  • School Library

    a collection of approximately 20,000 trade books for preschool through young adult readers

  • Curriculum Materials Center

    holdings of about 10,000 items including K-12 textbooks, curriculum guides and supplemental classroom materials, and educational media including CD’s, DVD’s, videos, kits, games, and other types of items.


McLure Library is one of the University’s most historic buildings. Built in 1925, for years the building housed the student cafeteria, post office, and supply store. During that time, it housed a soda fountain, a favorite campus gathering place then. After World War II the third floor was used for several years as a dorm for male students. The building was remodeled in 1954 for the Education Library. In 1975 it was named in honor of John Rankin McLure, Dean of the College of Education, 1942-1959.