Simpson Curriculum Materials Center

The Simpson Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) provides examples of textbooks, reference books, children’s literature and teaching materials used in elementary and secondary schools to Bradley’s education students and other interested individuals.

Dedicated in 1990 through the generous support of Howard M. and Kathryn Jacquin Simpson, the CMC includes a wide array of materials and services to enhance curriculum development and design. Our collection holds over 8,900 materials, including textbooks on health, language arts, mathematics, music, phonics, reading, science, social studies, and family and consumer sciences. We also have a variety of children’s literature, games, software, kits, manipulatives and an Ellison lettering machine.

General Information

  • The Curriculum Materials Center is available for general browsing even when closed. If you require assistance while the desk is unattended, ask the first floor Check Out Desk for assistance
  • Testing materials are shelved in secure cabinets alphabetically by title. You must receive special permission from an education faculty member to borrow these items. Contact the CMC coordinator Holly Johnson at after you’ve gotten authorization.
  • You must check out other secured materials like the games and manipulatives from a staff member at the CMC desk. If CMC desk is unattended, ask the first floor Check Out Desk for assistance.
  • The study area next to the CMC is available for group or class reservations; contact the CMC coordinator Holly Johnson at


Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday Noon – 8 p.m.
Friday Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Summer, Interims and Breaks