The Library is here to support students and faculty, and we welcome input for our collection development. If there is a book or DVD that is benefical to your class, please contact the Acquisitions and Special Projects Assistant, Cheri Duball (firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-223-6104), so we can add your suggestion to the collection.
The U. Grant Miller Library encourages faculty participation in collection development. Please review this policy before making your request in order to reduce confusion and ensure smooth processing.
Whenever possible, the Library will purchase the hardback copy of a book. If the hardback is not available or if the newest edition is only available in paperback, we will purchase a paperback copy. The Library will only purchase used copies of a book if the book meets our standards. We will not purchase items with marking or highlighting and we do not purchase ex-library books.
We are currently phasing out our collection of movies on VHS and many of these titles are being replaced with DVDs. The Library no longer purchases VHS tapes for any reason. It is also against our policy to purchase used DVDs.
Library funds are not used for the purchase of materials kept in academic departments.
The Library will not purchase textbooks under any circumstance. These books are usually costly, have a short lifetime, and tend to be be high theft items. However, faculty are welcome to place a personal or review copy of a textbook on course reserves. (Please review the 'Reserves' tab of this guide for further information.)