About the Instructional Resource Center

  • library shelves Imagine a place where special education teachers can comb through aisles of cutting-edge instructional tools and resources for use in their classrooms, choosing from thousands of professional books, journals, flashcards, books on tape, educational games, software and adaptive and assistive devices. Now imagine that parents and students can come to the same place and access the very same materials for use in their homes.

    Just such a place exists at the Central Administrative Offices of SSD. It’s called the Instructional Resource Center (IRC). Families of students served by SSD can visit the center Monday to Friday each week or can browse through the IRC catalog online.

    To check on the availability of and to reserve materials, call the IRC at 314.989.8308 or 314.989.8334 or e-mail us.

    Students and staff can also access MoreNet's selection of online databases for research through the IRC. From schools, login should be automatic. Please email the IRC for the username and password to gain access from home.

General Information & Terms of Use

    • Materials, books and software may be checked out for six-week periods with the exception of adaptive devices, which may be checked out for a longer period of time based on need.
    • Individuals requesting items that are not available will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when requested materials are available.
    • Items may be renewed by telephone unless someone has requested them.

Key Contacts

School Year Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    We are excited to invite you back starting June 28 into the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) to browse for materials. Materials can still be viewed here online prior to coming to Central Office.

    Current summer hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Outside of official hours, please call ahead to 314-989-8334 if you plan to come by. The last day of checkouts for ESY is June 21.  All ESY items should be returned as soon as ESY is finished.

    Fall checkouts will begin August 9.  Hours will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

    When visiting the IRC, please enter at the upper level and sign in at the front desk. Please bring your SSD badge with you.  Stop by soon!