The Libraries collect materials primarily in the format of physical books, eBooks, eJournals and streaming video. The selectors consider the needs of our community regarding preferred format.
Priority is based on the course modality offered by the programs, acknowledging that as a format, electronic books are accessible to all modalities.
User license restrictions vary by vendor. Agreements include:
Hardcover, library-bound books are preferred for materials supporting academic programs; however, paperbacks are acceptable for popular titles for addressing weight and portability issues
Streaming video is preferred within the current subscriptions.
If a streaming option is unavailable, then the Libraries will purchase a DVD. The Libraries' maintain an existing DVD collection for circulation.
VHS tapes are not a supported format.