Lending Library Educator Resource Center

The Lending Library is a collection of educational materials for teachers and other education professionals to check out and use to engage their students in a variety of scientific subject areas. 

If you’re part of a school or district that would like to access the Lending Library, we offer memberships that allow you to check out materials, access expert training, and more. Learn more about Lending Library membership below.

What does a Lending Library membership include?

  • Checkout of exemplary hands-on STEM classroom materials for our collection valued at over $500,000, featuring custom river process stream tables and curriculum, over 200 skulls, geological and fossil specimens, experiential Primer to Privilege set, and so much more

  • Orientation for whole schools, departments, or individual instructors

  • Individualized training on select equipment, models, and as requested

  • Contact-free pick up and drop off of materials

  • Consultation with Educator Resource Center staff on lesson design and relevant resources

Lending Library Dates

The Lending Library is open by appointment.

Fall 2023
September 4-December 22
Monday-Friday, by appointment.

Spring 2024
January 2-May 31
Monday-Friday, by appointment.

Contact Us
To learn more about available resources, memberships or to schedule a time to visit, email library@smm.org or (651) 221-4563.


Join our community of Lending Library members as a school or whole district!

The Collection

Take a peek inside our collection.

Support For Educators

Our expert staff is here to work with you to find innovative applications for Lending Library materials. Not sure where to start? We can help!