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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.  

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.