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Collection Development Policy (9/25/2023) Collection Development is the process of building useful, balanced collections over time within a set budget, based on assessed, ongoing information needs of the library’s users. It also includes selection criteria, resource sharing, replacement of items, and routine de-accessioning. The collection development policy guides the San Diego State University Library in selecting materials that support our community and enhance the existing collections.

Special Collections and University Archives Policy The official repository for institutional records documenting SDSU.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Gift in Kind Donation/Transfer of Ownership


Collection Development Diversity Statement As part of its Diversity Plan, the SDSU Library will embrace collection strategies that reflect Association of College & Research Libraries' Diversity Standards.

Policy Regarding Requests for Removal of Materials from the Collection or from General Circulation