St. Olaf Libraries
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Selection policy

Weeding policy

Consortial participation

Maintenance and Preservation


Mission & Goals

The St. Olaf College Libraries select and maintain a collection of library materials related to the instructional, research, intellectual, and artistic interests of students and faculty. To this end, the collection must:

    • Provide materials necessary to support teaching and learning as outlined in the curricular program and mission of the College.
    • Provide foundational materials necessary to support the research required of students, faculty, and staff.
    • Provide materials that are necessary for liberally educated students, scholars, and thinkers, and that foster an informed society.
    • Provide materials that reflect the College's history and identity.

“Collection of library materials” refers to materials in appropriate formats that are carefully selected, acquired, and cataloged, whether physically housed on campus or electronically accessible elsewhere.

July 20, 2004