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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Textbooks

Generally, print textbooks are not purchased from funds allocated for the permanent collection but may be considered for purchase when other monographic publications are unavailable for a specific subject. Faculty/departmental donations usually provide the reserve textbook collection. 

Digital textbooks will be considered if a digital edition is available from the publisher for library purchase and funds allow. 

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.