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. E-mail us at hmmulford@ssdmo.org.

    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 at hmmulford@ssdmo.org 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.

    Friday: 
    8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    PLEASE NOTE: While no visitors are allowed in SSD Central Office, we are happy to arrange pick-up and drop-off of IRC materials. Our IRC catalog will allow you to view our resources for checkout. We are also allowing return of the materials to the IRC and will quarantine all materials for a week before putting back into circulation. You can email hmmulford@ssdmo.org or mfisher@ssdmo.org to request materials and arrange a pick-up or drop-off time.

    IRC Drop-off/Pick-Up Hours

    • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Pull in to circle drive in back at lower doors of SSD Central Office and call 314.989.8334 or 314.989.8308 to alert us that you have arrived.