Library collection development and management
The Library's approach to developing and managing its collections is driven by the (newly revised and currently draft) Collections Strategy (PDF).
Individual subject collections are managed at school level, in line with the overall policy above. Most subjects have a formal Acquisitions Policy, agreed between the school's library representative and the faculty team librarian, which outlines the main areas for collection development. Contact your faculty team librarian for more information.
Information on the Library's Resource Allocation Model (RAM), our procedures for buying reading list items, our procedures for stock editing and disposal, and our policy on accepting gifts and deposits can be found on these webpages.
For further information about the Collections Strategy and wider issues around collection development and management contact Maureen Pinder.