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Deselection and Storage of Library Materials


Due to limited library shelving, Collection Development reviews monographs and periodicals for deselection as one of its top priorities.

The general factors considered for the deselection of monographs are:

The general factors considered for deselection of periodicals are:


The University Libraries store little-used materials. Items requested are available for use by completing a request form at the Circulation Desk or by filling out the online form. Retrieval service is guaranteed within 24 hours daily except Saturday and Sunday.

The primary guideline for transferring materials to storage is a history of little use. Additional criteria are:

Monographic Sets


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