Located in UMF’s Education Center and managed by the staff of Mantor Library, the Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center provides materials and educational experiences for pre-service and in-service teachers, education professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their families.
Spenciner Center is currently Closed through August 13, 2021, open by appointment to UMF students, faculty, and staff from August 16-27, 2021. Open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm beginning Monday August 30, 2021.
Spenciner items may be returned to Mantor Library (116 South Street) when the Curriculum Center is closed.
The Center is closed on University holidays and when classes are not in session.
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The primary mission of the Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center is to provide an opportunity for UMF students in the fields of education, special education, and rehabilitation services to preview and evaluate a variety of materials for use with their students and/or clients. The center’s collection includes books for children, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as manipulatives, assistive devices, and computer software and peripherals. Most of the items in the collection may be checked out for four weeks; some have shorter loan periods, and a few must be used within the center.
All UMF students, regardless of major, are welcome to use the center and borrow materials. Your UMF student ID is your library card. Students may have a total of 30 items checked out at one time (this includes Mantor Library and Spenciner Center items). Spenciner Center staff can provide detailed information about limits on specific material types.
UMF faculty members are encouraged to make use of the Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center to support and enhance their courses. Staff at the center are eager to work with you to discover ways for you to use the collection with your students, and ways that they can use the materials as they prepare for their careers as teachers and rehabilitation specialists.
All faculty members, regardless of discipline, are welcome to use the center and borrow materials. Your UMF faculty ID is your library card. Faculty may have a total of 100 items checked out at one time (this includes Mantor Library and Spenciner Center items). Spenciner Center staff can provide detailed information about limits on specific material types.
Welcome, Area Educators
Area educators (education and special education professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their families) are invited use the Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center collections to support their work in the classroom or other educational settings. The collection includes children’s fiction and non-fiction books and a wide range of educational materials and educator resources.
Eligible patrons may apply for an area educator’s card, which will entitle the bearer to borrow up to 20 items from either the Spenciner Center or Mantor Library. There are limits on specific material types, and the staff at the center will be happy to explain those in detail.
Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center
University of Maine at Farmington
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938