Collection Development

The Collection Development role of Library Services is to assess the collection, seek new materials to support the University’s academic needs, and acquire materials in various formats.

We welcome feedback and solicit requests for materials from University faculty, students, and community patrons. We also process gift donations from library users.

Selection Process

Liaisons in Library Services communicate with respective departments to solicit input through a variety of of methods. These may include Choice Cards, Choice Reviews, and other catalogs. These are distributed with the aim of helping faculty facilitate their research in their areas of study and assess their interest in us acquiring them.

Please be aware: If an item is still being processed by Technical Services, the catalog might reflect a record but not availability.

Requesting Materials

Members of the PSU community may suggest a title for the Library to review and potentially add to the collection. If you make a special request for an item and it is then purchased by the Library, you will be notified when the item is available for your use. Please see form on the right for suggesting new materials.

Gift Materials

Library Services processes gift materials or book donations given to the library. Items donated will be processed in accordance to Library Guideline 24 . The Library will determine whether to add gifts to the collection or handle in a different manner.

To donate materials, drop materials off with the library or contact the Axe library. Use the form on the right, if you want to leave a record of your donation with the library.   

New Materials

You can view a list of new materials recently added to the Library’s collection. New At PSU Libraries Guide.