District Materials Center
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FUNCTIONS OF THE DISTRICT MATERIALS CENTER (DMC)


Materials Library

To maintain a collection of instructionalmodels, visuals, and specimens that can be circulated to schools forshort-term use.  Primary emphasis is placed on expensive orunusual items which are not suitable for purchase by everyschool.  The DMC also provides certain materials in limitedquantity for use by teachers on a trial basis. 

Services

Self-service laminating (18” or 27” width) at 50 cents per yard, andthe availability of an Ellison Die Cutting Press (free, first come,first serve, “bring your own paper”). 
 

 

 

Teachers are encouraged to visit the center and browse
through materials. See location and hours to the right.


LOAN PERIOD

Most materials are checked out for a 4 week period.
SCIIS Kits (18 weeks), Snowshoes, and Skis are some of the exceptions. 


SELECTION PROCESS

Funds forthe DMC are expended
for the maintenance of the existing collection ofmaterials and provision for added copies of items in heavy demand. Theprimarycriterion for including materials in the permanent DMC collection isthat they are more effectively managed and used through such a centerthan would be the case if copies were in every school. The DMC no longerhas 16mm films, books, audio-records or filmstrips available.  Inclusion of such materials is incidental and not part of a general effort to build collections of those media.


DELIVERY AND RETURNS

Materialsmay be picked up in person during regular business hours or delivereddirectly to the school via District Storehouse truck.  Deliverydates are based on school location and Storehouse schedule. Returns may also be done in person or materials (properly secured andlabeled “Return to DMC-1930 Como”) may be placed at the Storehousepickup site in the school building by 8 am on the due date. 
Storehouse pickup service requires calling 651-603-4992one day ahead to schedule a pickup.