Curriculum Collection

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 Contact info

If you need help, please contact Adena Brons, Education Librarian at 778 782 7419 or or Ask a librarian.


The Curriculum Collection contains:

  • Materials for Preschool to Grade 12
  • Materials primarily in English and French, with select items in other languages
  • Award-winning children's literature, especially Canadian works
  • Materials of current significance to BC curriculum, including teacher resources, textbooks and informational books
  • Resources that encourage engagement with diverse cultures and awareness of underserved populations

The Curriculum Collection is located on the 2nd Floor, Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby). Some historical curricular resources are available in the Historical Curriculum Collection and the Lam Collection. Additionally, The University of Victoria Libraries provide a unique collection of British Columbia Historical Textbooks used in British Columbia’s public schools since the province joined confederation in 1871.

Search the Curriculum Collection
Use the filters to limit by Location: Curriculum Collection or Curriculum Oversize.

K-12 textbooks & teaching materials

The collection includes selected textbooks for use in B.C. schools, including teachers' editions.

Books for children and young adults

The collection includes fairy and folk tales, picture books, fiction, graphic novels, beginning readers and informational texts.

  • For information books, search subject juvenile literature
  • For novels, search subject juvenile fiction OR fiction
  • For picture books, search subject juvenile pictorial works OR stories without words
  • For poetry, search subject juvenile poetry OR children's poetry
  • For graphic novels, search subject juvenile graphic novels OR juvenile comic books
  • For fairy and folk tales, search subject folklore OR fairy tales
  • For books in French, use the language filter and use English or French keywords
  • Note: In general, children’s literature (fiction and non-fiction) cannot be searched for in the Library Catalogue by grade level or age.

Curriculum documents

The collection includes curriculum guides (a.k.a. integrated resource packages) produced by the BC Ministry of Education.

Related resources

Use the PDP guide for:

Use the Children's Literature Resources guide for:

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