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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Special Collections

Since collections of rare, valuable and historical materials require special storage and care, they are generally considered to be outside the scope of materials included in the College collection. Likewise, since separate collections of special interest materials require special storage and procedures and are by nature exclusionary, they are integrated into the existing collection when accepted.  

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.