PK12 Collection Materials Loan

The primary purpose of the PK12 collection is to support the teacher certification programs in the School of Education.  These materials are designed to be used by students as they learn to identify, select, evaluate, and use a multiplicity of resources in developing the curriculum for elementary and secondary students.  The reading level of these materials ranges from preschool through secondary, with a strong emphasis on those materials from preschool through the middle school years.  Materials are collected in those subject areas in which the School of Education offers teacher certification.  The collections are developed to provide a current, not a historical, perspective.  The PK12 collection includes materials for preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and secondary education.  Textbooks, handbooks for classroom activities, video recordings, sound recordings, educational kits and games, and computer files are inter-shelved according to subject area, along with juvenile fiction, non-fiction trade books, and other items that are representative of materials found in a school library media center.

Available to

  • UW-Madison School of Education faculty, staff, and students
  • UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students
  • UW-System faculty, staff, and students
  • PK12 community
  • Guests of the UW-Madison School of Education


  • Valid UW-Madison ID, UW-campus ID, UW-Madison Courtesy Card, or UW-Madison Annual Fee Card is required to check out items from this collection
  • UW-Madison faculty and staff, School of Education or otherwise, may borrow these materials for a term; items typically due before December 30th or May 30th
  • All others may borrow these materials for 4 weeks, except video/DVD titles which may be borrowed for 2 weeks
  • Subject to MERIT Collection Loan Policy


  • While a UW-Madison Annual Fee Card  may be required to borrow these materials, there is no per-check out fee for this service