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Collections Guidelines

Use the tabs at the top to find information about specific collection categories.  We will be adding information to this guide regarding policies and procedures for building and maintaining the library collection.  Questions regarding library collections may be directed to Theresa Arndt, Associate Director for Library Resources & Administration (

About the Waidner-Spahr Library Collection

Materials acquired by the library are mainly for the benefit of undergraduate coursework and should be appropriate for undergraduate research. Librarians pro-actively purchase books, films, music scores, audio recordings, and primary source materials for curricular use. The library does not routinely purchase course textbooks or workbooks. Faculty members may request specific films in DVD format and specific books in either print or e-book format. We also welcome faculty recommendations for new subscriptions to journals and databases. Faculty members can send purchase requests to their liaison librarian at any time, and liaison librarians can also set up alerts of new books published in specific fields from which faculty can make purchase recommendations.

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Liaison Librarians by Department

Circulation desk: 717-245-1397