The Library has ultimate responsibility for its materials budget. It does not assign annual allocations to subject areas or academic divisions/departments. The Library maintains the flexibility necessary to meet both anticipated and unanticipated demands for resources and to be able to take advantage of the most economical purchase strategies.
The Library accepts recommendations for library materials; however, ultimate responsibility for the overall quality and balance of the Library collection rests with the Library Faculty. SCC Library Faculty are responsible for taking an active role in initiating purchases and helping insure both the quality and scope of the collection. They consider reviews in general and specialized review media, standard bibliographies, user requests, course syllabi, and reserve book lists. The Library also takes into consideration that its resources must be available to all our borrowers equitably. Therefore we do not support individual/departmental collections or resources.