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Education Materials Center

Educational Materials Center  | 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-4783 |

The Educational Materials Center is the professional, cultural artifacts and fine arts library for Tucson Unified School District.

CultureGrams from EMC

EMC has gone digital! LIRC may be temporarily closed, but that doesn't mean EMC is not here to serve you. Read our CultureGrams below on exciting topics, with online resources for everyone! Be sure to click the "expand" icon to get the full effect.

  • March CultureGram: Quilting Across Culture for review.
  • February CultureGram: Black Women in STEM
  • February EMC CultureGram
  • January EMC CultureGram

  • December EMC CultureGram

  • November EMC CultureGram

  • October EMC CultureGram

  • September EMC CultureGram

  • August EMC CultureGram

  • Johnson EMC CultureGram

Educational Materials Center

Educational Materials Center is the central professional library for Tucson Unified School District with 30,000 items available for use by educators. In addition to books, the collection includes artifacts, exhibits, sculptures, art prints, library panels, life-size costumed figures, textiles and videos. All non-video material can be checked out for 30 days. Videos can be checked out for 6 days. (See Educational Materials Center Loan Policy). Most material can be ordered by phone (225-4783) or e-mail ( and delivered via school mail. Some large or fragile items must be picked up at Educational Materials Center, Lee Instructional Resource Center, 2025 E. Winsett. Videos can be reserved well in advance and will be delivered just before they are needed.

Contact: Kirsten Cummins
Open: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Borrower's Agreement PDF (in PDF)

EMC Pickup and Delivery

Pickup and delivery service is now available from EMC. Eastside schools on Tuesday mornings and Westside schools on Thursday mornings. To schedule this service, contact EMC at 225-4783 or

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