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Dr. Cherie A. Clodfelter Children's Literature Library

COVID-19 Library Update:

To ensure the safety and health of our students and staff alike, the following policies are being implemented for the Clodfelter Library for the Fall 2020 semester:

  • At this time, to ensure the safety of everyone involved, we are NOT allowing students to enter the library space to browse for books or work. Students remain free to check out materials from our library, but they will need to find what they are looking for in our catalog online (see instructions below for doing that) and email the department at to say what materials they want and when they want to pick them up. We will check them out and let the student pick them up.
  • To try and keep any materials checked out circulating within the UD community only, we will NOT allow anyone who is not a UD student or employee to check out materials from our library.
  • Please return materials through the return slot in the library door. This can be done any time, whether the Department office is open or closed.

To search the catalog for the Clodfelter library remotely:

  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!

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.



Clodfelter Library Fiction Section

Clodfelter Library Non-Fiction Section

Clodfelter Library Collections

Clodfelter Library Work Spaces

Library Rules & Expectations

  • 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.
  • Check Out:
    • Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Dallas may check out books from the library using their Univeristy ID.
    • Up to five (5) books may be checked out at a time.
    • Books may be checked out for two (2) weeks at a time.
    • Books may be renewed up to three (3) times.
  • Overdue & Lost Books:
    • A fine of twenty-five cents (¢25) per book per day will be charged for overdue books.
    • A replacement fee of forty dollars ($45.00) for books or one-hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) for reference books will be charged for lost books. 
    • A hold will be placed on any library account with overdue fines or fees.
  • Guests
    • Guests are welcome to use the library. If not currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Dallas, guests must have either a Guest Card or a TexShare Card.
    • For more information about a TexShare Card please visit the TexShare Card Program website.
    • Guest Cards are only available for alumni of the University of Dallas. Please contact the Cowan Blakely Library for more information.


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