Child Care Library

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Child care is a complex and challenging career, but wonderful resources are available to Wisconsin child care providers and trainers.

  • Borrow books, CDs and DVDs by mail
  • Items are sent by UPS anywhere in Wisconsin
  • Your only cost is to mail the item back
  • Keep DVDs 1 week and books 2 weeks
  • Earn up to 5 hours of continuing education annually
  • Email or call 1-800-362-7353

Find the information and inspiration you need to create joy and excellence in your work with children and families!

Find and select items to borrow from CCIC

Search CCIC’s online catalog and browse its resource lists.

Click on a topic for an annotated list of recommended books.

Click on a topic to browse a complete, annotated list of our DVDs and CDs.

WISCAT lets you search the holdings of libraries all over the state, including CCIC and your local public or school library (using a browser other than Internet Explorer).

BadgerLink gives Wisconsin residents access to many electronic information resources, including articles from Teaching Young Children, Young Children, Exchange, Zero to Three, Early Childhood Education Journal, and Educational Leadership.

Contact CCIC staff for a personal consultation about what resources might best meet your needs. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Borrow directly or through interlibrary loan

Borrow directly from CCIC if you want to:

  • Have items delivered to your home or workplace
  • Stop by the Post Office and pay for return mailing at the end of the loan period
  • Book items for use on certain dates
  • Have items sent in batches over a period of time
  • Have CCIC keep a record of what you borrow

Or use your local library's interlibrary loan service to borrow if you want to:

  • Pick up items at your local library and return them there
  • Save the cost of mailing the item back to CCIC
  • Borrow items as they are available rather than for certain dates
  • Borrow only one or two items
  • Keep track of your loans yourself

To use interlibrary loan:

  • Check first to see if your local school or public library owns the item.
  • Give library staff as much information as possible and ask if they will borrow the item for you on interlibrary loan.
  • Go to your local library to pick up and return the item.
  • Remember to return direct loans to CCIC, not your local library.

Questions? Contact CCIC!