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 items like professional books, journals, flashcards, educational games, and software, 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. Staff can learn more information about the IRC on SSD Life.

IRC Hours

  • Materials can still be viewed here online prior to coming to Central Office.

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


    8 AM-4:30 PM

    8 AM-3:30 PM

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.

Item of the Month

  • Multiethnic Hand Puppets

    Happy Kids Plush Hand Puppets 

    Keep students engaged with these Happy Kids Plush Hand Puppets! Introducing a different puppet as they learn different skills keeps students engaged and excited to learn more.  Each set includes 8 hand puppets that measure 14" each.

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