Collection Development Policy: Reference Collection 

The Reference Collection is a print and electronic book collection encompassing all major subject areas and disciplines.  Monographs may be assigned by the Head of Acquisitions to the Reference Collection if they are primarily compilations of facts. This non-circulating collection includes, but is not limited to, the following types of books:

  • Biographical sources
  • Dictionaries
  • Directories
  • Encyclopedia
  • Fact books
  • Periodical or newspaper indexes
  • Yearbooks
  • Almanacs
  • Atlases
For electronic reference materials, consult the Ongoing Commitment/Subscription-Based Resources and Electronic Books sections of the policy.