The Library and Teacher Resource Center houses a diverse array of materials for use in the classroom. Teachers in the St. Louis metropolitan area have access to videos, DVDs, curriculum guides, activity books, and kits. Printed resources include informational leaflets, teacher guides, and scavenger hunts. All materials are available for loan free of charge.

Zoocases

Enhance your classroom experience with Zoocases, hands-on kits filled with a host of engaging objects, information, and fun activities. Each Zoocase is devoted to an animal- or ecology-related topic. These popular kits -- most of which were developed by the Saint Louis Zoo Education Department staff -- are available for a two-week loan throughout the year, on a reservation basis. Choose from a wide variety of topics:

  • African Folktales
  • Amphibian Alert
  • Animals of Asia
  • Arthropods
  • Australian Animals
  • Backyard Wildlife
  • Bats and Cave Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Birds
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Deserts
  • Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals
  • Evolution
  • Food Chains and Webs
  • Insects
  • Islands
  • Mammals
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • North American Wildlife
  • Ocean Life
  • Penguins
  • Pets and Their Wild Relatives
  • Primates
  • Rain Forests
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Rivers and Wetlands
  • Seals and Sea Lions
  • This Place is a Zoo!
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Trade
  • ZOOmagination-To-Go: Be a Nature Detective
  • ZOOmagination-To-Go: Caring for Zoo Animals

For more detailed information on all of our loan materials, click on Materials Available for Loan (254K pdf). For information on our free Scavenger Hunt handouts, click on Scavenger Hunts.

Reference Volumes

In addition to our loan materials, the Zoo's Library and Teacher Resource Center houses a collection of more than 5,000 books and periodicals on conservation and zoology. View our collection through the Zoo's online library catalog.

The Library and Teacher Resource Center is open to the public for reference use by appointment only Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.- Noon. For information on loan materials or to make an appointment, call (314) 646-4555.