Collection Development Policy

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CHAPTER 3: COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Adopted by Board Action 4/19/2022

The policy linked below is excerpted from the latest approved copy of the West Des Moines Public Library Policy Manual.

Its main sections include:

  • Extent of Collection Policy
  • General Principles for Selection
  • Juvenile Books
  • Young Adult Books
  • Fiction - General
  • Nonfiction - General
  • Foreign Language Materials
  • Periodicals
  • Non-Print - Realia
  • Non-Print - Educational Kits
  • Non-Print - Media
  • Non-Print - Sound Recordings / Spoken Word
  • Non-Print - Internet Information Resources
  • Non-Print - Online Resources
  • New Forms of Media
  • Self-Published Works
  • Labeling and Restricted Shelves
  • Objections to Selected Materials
  • Theft and Mutilation
  • Weeding
  • Book Sale
  • Items Donated to the Library

Some individual policies can be separately accessed via our Policies page.  

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