Clodfelter Library

Clodfelter Library

Dr. Cherie A Clodfelter Children's Literature Library 

Named for the distinguished Chairman of the Department of Education, the 12,000 volume Clodfelter Children’s Library houses books for children and young adults. Among these are approximately 600 volumes authored by university students. The Department also maintains a Curriculum Library that supplements the volumes in the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library. The collection includes state adopted textbooks and professional volumes in elementary and secondary school curricula.

Location & Hours

  • The Library is located within the offices of the Education Department, on the Lower Level of Braniff Graduate Building.
  • The Library is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

To search the catalog for the Clodfelter library remotely:

Click here.


  1. Go to the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library catalog page here.
  2. Click “Advanced Search” to the right of the big “Search” button near the top of the Page.
  3. On the Advanced Search page, click the “Library” dropdown menu.
  4. Select “Education Department” on the menu.
  5. You are ready to search our catalog!
50_caoursel_4 100 100 false 44d58042-bb9f-4f55-8331-6523cd34d9ee.jpg ClodfelterLibrary3.jpg 100 72 Clodfelter Library Fiction Section The Library contains easy-fiction picture books as well as chapter books and young adult fiction. 56b3a7ac-5de7-42e1-b855-4d68c289a641.JPG ClodfelterLibrary5.JPG 100 75 Clodfelter Library Non-Fiction Section The Library has a collection of non-fiction books comprising all major subject areas, as well as reference books available for Education students. e90c4c72-fe51-4005-8360-252cadec3498.JPG ClodfelterLibrary6.JPG 75 100 Clodfelter Library Collections The Library contains a collection of Caldecott, Newberry, and Blue Bonnet award winning books. It also contains Clodecott books made by former Education Department students. 43769bce-5739-4144-91a1-57f1dcb5c482.JPG ClodfelterLibrary2.JPG 100 74 Clodfelter Library Work Spaces The Library has multiple work spaces available for Education students to work, study, and do research.

Library Policies

Item Limits and Loan Periods When you check out books from the Clodfelter Library, you will be subject to the following limitations:


 Loan Period  Item Limit Renewal Limit
14 days 5 items 3 renewals
Fines and Fees Although the Clodfelter Library is fine free, losing or damaging a book will still result in fees, as outlined below:


 Standard Items  Reference Items Clodecott Collection
$40.00 $150.00 $1000.00
Checkout Policies
  • Reserve books are only available for checkout by students studying with the Education Department.
  • Guests (anyone not currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Dallas) must have a Guest Card or TexShare Card to check out library materials. (Guest Cards are available from the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library. For more information about a TexShare Card please visit the TexShare Card Program website.)
Inside the Library
  • Please be courteous to fellow patrons and to Education Department staff by maintaining a quiet library environment.
  • Please refrain from enjoying food, drink, or gum into the library space.
  • Please return books you don't wish to check out to the shelving cart.