The Idea Factory will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.
Teachers employed in the school districts that are members of the ASU-Public School Partnership (see table below) are eligible to sign up for a free Teacher Borrower Card which will enable them to use the Idea Factory and to borrow library materials. To sign up for the card, bring your official Teacher ID to the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor, or to the Lower Level Services Desk. A card, valid for 1 year, will be issued to you at no cost. There is a limit of 15 IMC items that may be on a teacher borrower account at any time.
|Alexander County Schools||Burke County Schools||Watauga County Schools|
|Alleghany County Schools||Caldwell County Schools||Wilkes County Schools|
|Ashe County Schools||Catawba County Schools|
|Avery County Schools||Elkin City Schools|
The IMC has a collection of currently adopted NC textbooks as well as selected volumes from the previous adoption. Current textbooks must be used in-house due to high demand while textbooks included in the past adoption circulate on a 3-week checkout. Click here to see a subject guide and call number information for currently adopted textbooks.
The IMC's Idea Factory is available to teachers in the ASU-Public School Partnership. Teachers may use the Idea Factory's materials (limits apply) and equipment to produce classroom visuals and activities. Click here to see examples of learning materials that can be created in the Idea Factory.
The most prominent collection of the Idea Factory is the Ellison Die Cut Center, which currently includes almost 1000 die-cuts. Among the many popular sub-collections of the die-cuts are alphabet and American sign language letters, geometric and nature shapes, animals, and musical instruments and notes.
It is recommended that teachers without a valid ASU parking permit who visit the library during normal business hours (before 5 p.m., M-F), park in a free 30-minute space on the lower level of the College Street Parking Deck and then come into the library to get a 1-day visitor's parking pass (you must present your Teacher Borrower Card) which must then be displayed in your vehicle. To pick up this 1-day pass, go the Library Services Desk on the first floor or come to the Lower Level Services Desk.
After 5:00 p.m. weekdays, and at all times on weekends, visitors may park in any available space on campus, unless otherwise posted.
For additional information regarding directions to the library and parking, click here.