Learning Resources

The SLC maintains a small lending library of materials, some of which contain readings or activities for course assignments. Other materials are in the SLC collection and are meant to supplement required materials.

Course Reserves - Many instructors place materials on reserve at the SLC. Typically, these items are available on a "room use only" basis. The majority of course reserve items are course textbooks, handouts, and journal articles. 

Circulating Library of Books and Journals - The SLC collections include editions of textbooks not currently assigned in courses, science titles of general interest, test and resume preparation guides, science reference works, videotapes and learning kits.

The SLC also subscribes to a number of science related journals that can be read within the center. See below for a list of journals available at the SLC.

Videos, Software and Multimedia Kits - The SLC circulating collection includes a number of educational videos, software for loan, and kits. Available titles can be viewed by browsing the open bookshelves in the SLC's main study area or see below for a list of some available titles.

Items for Sale - In addition to printed and multimedia materials, the SLC also offers a small selection of learning aids for sale in a vending machine located in the center. See below to view a list of items available for sale in the SLC.

Do you have any ideas about other items the SLC might carry in our vending machine of study aids? Send us your suggestions.

Green Careers

The following books are located in the SLC Main Branch on the Open Shelves with the Call# Career.

Environmental Careers in the 21st Century by The Environmental Careers Organization

Green Careers by Jim Cassio & Alice Rush 

Green Jobs by A. Llewellyn, James Hendrix, & K.C. Golden

Sunshine Jobs by Tom Stienstra

All items can be borrowed for a one-week (renewable) loan period.

Current Journals and Magazines at the SLCA selection of magazines on reserve at SLC


Chemical and Engineering News

Chemical Heritage



LSA Magazine

Natural History

Physics Today

Popular Science


Scientific American

University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Forum

Items for SaleA list of the items currently for sale in the SLC vending machine

Items Currently Stocked

  • Wite-out
  • Scientific Calculators
  • CDs - Read/Writable
  • Markers
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • #2 Pencils
  • Basic Calculators
  • Highlighters
  • Ink Pens
  • Erasers
  • Index Cards
  • Advil
  • Tylenol
  • Kleenex
  • Transparencies

If you have suggestions for other items we might sell, please email us!

SLC Video CollectionIncludes titles like "The Rockin' World of Geology"

VIDEOS AVAILABLE FOR LOAN - The SLC collection of videotapes available for loan includes these titles: 

  • Thinking Together: Collaborative Learning in Science
  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eames
  • Biology: The Basics
  • Chemistry: Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations
  • Learn Chemistry 1
  • Learn Chemistry 2
  • Learn Chemistry 3
  • The Chemistry Tutor 1
  • The Chemistry Tutor 2
  • The Chemistry Tutor 3
  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution
  • Einstein's Big Idea
  • The Elegant Universe
  • Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads
  • Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
  • Newton's Dark Secrets
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Organic Chemistry 3
  • Physics Power: Learning Physics
  • Physics 2
  • Potent Biology
  • March of the Penguins
  • Outbreak
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Contact

LEARNING KITS AVAILABLE FOR LOAN  - The SLC collection also includes some sets of biology and chemistry flashcards and molecular modeling kits.