STEM Library Lab was founded in 2016 as a racial equity organization, and stands in solidarity with the civil discourse movements locally and nationally.

Learn more about our commitment to racial equity here.


The Library and Free-Store are Open! 

All local teachers are welcome, FREE OF CHARGE, to request materials by emailing or reserving them directly from our Inventory Page.


Every child should have the opportunity to discover their passion for STEM and pursue a brighter future.

How It Works
Our Values:

Equity through access

Community through support.


Fostering academic success by providing teachers and students with access to equipment and support for high-quality active learning.

We equip teachers to inspire students.

STEM Library Lab Impact

In 2019 equipment borrowed from STEM Library Lab served over 21,300 students and saved schools more than $197,000.

Outscoring the Rest of the Network

My experience with the STEM library was fantastic. The library provided me with compasses and trundle wheels that drastically strengthened our lesson on using maps. I wouldn’t have even considered incorporating trundle wheels to the lesson if I hadn’t consulted with the librarians at SLL. – Nick Porras (Lycee Francais)


STEM Library Lab Impact

Teachers who used STEM Library Lab report improved student learning on summative assessments, improved student engagement, and greater enjoyment in teaching.


Calendar of Events

We look forward to face-to-face events soon. While COVID-19 is keeping us “safe-at-home”, check out our on-line resources.


Lesson Plans

Need some inspiration? Search our Louisiana State Science Standards aligned database of STEM lessons.


Latest News + Blog

The Problem of “One More Thing”

“This sounds great, but it's one more thing, and I just don’t have time for that.” In the past three years building STEM Library Lab, this one sentence has continually flummoxed me. Today I want to dive into the problem of “One More Thing.” As a teacher, this was me....

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Resourcing the Under-resourced

The problem, resourcing the under-resourced, is deceptively challenging. We sent invitations for appointments to the Teacher Free-Store to over 2,000 local educators in the last 2 weeks. Of the respondents, 92% have been from schools with an “A” grade on their SPS score. “A” schools make up less than 10% of all Orleans Parish public schools. Do the teachers at C, D, and F schools just not need free supplies? We know empirically this is not the case, so are forced to ask, what makes those teachers less likely to take advantage of a resource?

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