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

  • PLEASE NOTE: SSD schools, programs, sites and operational facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19, and the IRC is also currently closed. Please email hmmulford@ssdmo.org to renew material until we are able to open for your return of items. Checkout for fall and regular hours are tenatively set for August 10, 2020.

    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Closed on holidays
    (Contact us to make an appointment to visit during the summer.)