Collections principles & policies

Guiding principles

Learn about the principles that guide our work.

Collection parameters

Information about the kinds of materials we acquire and those we don't (or can't), as well as our digital-preferred policy.

Copyright & campus film screenings

Best practices that describe when public performance rights may be needed for a campus film screening or when film screenings may fall under the “face-to-face” teaching exception in U.S. copyright law.

Donation of materials

We generally don't accept gifts of books or other non-archival materials, but we'll consider donations of certain items.

Library resources for noncredit courses

Advice on how library resources, including film & streaming videos, ebooks & journal articles, and content from our print collections, may be used in noncredit course offerings.