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Feinberg Library Collection Development Policies

The Library maintains a collection development policy that guides our selection of most library materials and a separate policy that guides selection of materials for Special Collections.

Collection Development Main Library Policy*

Feinberg Library selects and collects materials in all formats to support the curriculum and programs of the college and to provide materials to enhance the general education of our students.  

Feinberg Library purchases materials in accordance with the plan for coordinated collection development amongst SUNY four-year colleges and in support of programs to diversify SUNY library collections. Material available at other SUNY libraries will be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan and, generally, will not be purchased for Feinberg’s collection.

Feinberg Library encourages the participation of faculty, students and staff in building the library’s collections through recommendation of materials in all formats. Participation via the Suggest A Purchase link is recommended.

Feinberg Library encourages the donation of materials and has final responsibility for the disposition of donated materials.  

Questions about Feinberg’s Collection Development Policy may be sent to Gordon Muir, Coordinator, Collection Development & Management (see contact information below).

*Revised October 2009

Contact Information

For more information about Library Collection Development and Delivery, please contact:

Gordon Muir
SUNY Plattsburgh
2 Draper Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Office: Feinberg Library 329
Phone: (518) 564-5304
Email: muirgd@plattsburgh.edu