District Materials Center

Materials Library

The District Materials Center (DMC) maintains a collection of instructional models, visuals, and specimens which are circulated to schools for short term use.  Primary emphasis is placed on expensive or unusual items which are not suitable for purchase by every school.  The DMC also provides certain materials in limited quantity for use by teachers on a trial basis.

Loan Period

Most materials are checked out for a four week period.

Delivery and Returns

Materials may be picked up in person during regular business hours, or delivered directly to the school via the District Facilities truck.  Delivery dates are based on school location and Facilities delivery schedule.  

Materials may be returned in person during regular business hours, or via a scheduled Facilities pickup.  To schedule a pickup for your site, please go to http://facilities.spps.org, click on Service Request Forms, and complete a Building to Building Move Form

DMC materials must be packed up, secured, and ready for pick up at your location's loading dock area by the end of the day prior to your scheduled pick up day, and must be ready for an 8:00AM pick up.  All boxes, carts, and materials must be clearly labeled with Return to DMC 1930 Como.



Self-service laminating for 27" width at 50 cents per yard is available from 8:00AM - 4:15PM, Monday through Friday.

Die Cut

The Ellison Die Cutting Press is free on a first come, first served basis from 8:00AM - 4:15PM, Monday through Friday.  You must bring your own paper.  To view a list of small Ellison decorative and instructional dies, click here.

Search the DMC Library

To search the DMC library, visit Destiny's DMC Search page and click on the Catalog tab at the top of the page.


District Service Facility
1st Floor, Room 1404
1930 Como Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55108


8:00AM - 4:15PM Monday through Friday, year-round


Kim Hurlburt
(651) 603-4919