ADULT COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
SUBJECT: PURE SCIENCES -- 500
Description: The library will collect books and other materials pertaining to mathematics, astronomy and allied sciences, science of the earth and other worlds, paleontology and paleozoology, life sciences, botanical sciences, and zoological sciences.
Influencing Factors: The surrounding college and university libraries are available for in-depth research in the sciences. Materials purchased for the library district are general in content.
Retention: The currency, condition, and accuracy of information are major considerations in the decision to retain materials. Materials with obsolete information or theories will be discarded; all general works which have been superseded, unless they are classics in their field, will be removed from the collection.
Current selection: Materials of varying levels of difficulty will be purchased for the general, non-specialist library user. No attempt will be made to collect any of these subjects for practicing professionals, undergraduate students, graduate students, or researchers.
Retrospective selection: Materials will be limited to the classic works in each discipline.
NATURAL SCIENCES & MATH