Library Acquisitions Policy

The Library will purchase materials for the purpose of supporting the College curriculum and maintaining a balanced and timely collection. Selection of materials will be accomplished through the work of the professional library staff in conjunction with requests from faculty and students.

Priority will always be given to material that will be used directly by students.

Librarians review the requests for purchase from faculty, and also select materials for which there is a perceived need in both the Reference area and the General Collection. Selections also come from published reviews and are chosen because of numerous reference requests in the area, gaps in the collection, and/or outstanding reviews which indicate that the author or work is of significant importance.

Audio-Visual Materials

Faculty members should preview and evaluate all AV materials prior to requesting the library purchase any AV title. AV requests may be submitted to Justin Thomas.