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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Selection Sources

Sources used to support decisions for inclusion in the collections include, but are not limited to:  

  • Choice 

  • Booklist 

  • Library Journal 

  • Publishers Weekly 

  • Internet book review sites 

  • Requests from the Valencia community 

All library users, regardless of role, are encouraged to request materials for purchase. Priority is given to requests for materials to support specific assignments. Materials frequently requested through Interlibrary Loan may be considered for purchase. All requests are still subject to the selection criteria.