General policies and principles for the Library's collections are stated in the General Collection Development Policy.
Purpose of the Collection
The purpose of the collection is to support the daily work, professional assignments, and professional development activities of the library staff.
English is the primary language
Chronological Limits/Period Coverage
The emphasis is on current material.
The emphasis is on current material. Older materials may be purchased as the need arise.
Electronic versions of materials are preferred. Print is purchased when electronic is not available.
Systemwide and Other Resources
UCSB collections serving library science benefit from the library’s participation in serials and research databases that are licensed by UC’s California Digital Library and funded by the UC campuses. Interlibrary loan is used heavily, especially for older materials.
Author: Chizu Morihara
Policy Last Updated: June 2015