Collection Principles and Policies

Donating Books

KSL may accept some donations within the scope of the collection development needs of the university.

CWRU Libraries’ Collection Diversity Framework

Librarians and library staff shall develop and provide access to collections that are inclusive of the needs of all persons in the community the libraries serve.

Guiding Principles for Location, Retention, and Disposition of Kelvin Smith Library Print Materials

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) will consider the title’s format and its place in the historical record within the context of institutional research and teaching needs, inter-institutional collection commitments, preservation options, and the availability of items through alternative sources (online or print).

Streaming Films Acquisitions Policy

The licensing and acquisition of streaming films is complex due to the lack of industry standardization, pricing, and the variety of campus needs. The policy outlines factors considered in the acquisition of content, timeline expectations, and an outline of the process.