Answered By: Isabelle Antes
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024     Views: 4

This is part of the university's collection development policy!

  • University Libraries' current Collection Development Policy is currently under review, and we welcome feedback.
  • We have collected some print textbooks and placed them in Secured Collections, where students can check them out for limited times. Textbooks can be revised yearly, which makes purchasing copies each year expensive. Print books cannot be used by distance students.
  • We have purchased electronic textbooks with unlimited seats, but most textbook publishers do not sell electronic textbooks to libraries, or, if they do, they only offer single seats, which can't be used in courses.
  • University Libraries must balance the research needs of the university against the needs for instruction. The cost of purchasing a print copy of each textbook every semester would mean giving up access to many databases and scholarly publications that we now offer.

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