The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is a unique examination, study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The CCBC is also funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through the Division for Libraries and Technology.
The CCBC’s noncirculating collections include current, retrospective and historical books published for children and young adults.
The CCBC supports teaching, learning and research related to children’s and young adult literature and provides informational and educational services based on its collections to students and faculty on the UW-Madison campus as well as librarians, teachers, child care providers, researchers and other adults throughout the state of Wisconsin. Outreach to librarians and teachers across Wisconsin is another essential dimension of CCBC services.
A vital gathering place for books, ideas and expertise, the CCBC is committed to identifying excellent literature for children and adolescents and bringing this literature to the attention of those adults who have an academic, professional or career interest in connecting young readers with books.
The CCBC was established in 1963.