Collection Development Policy

The purpose of this Collection Development Policy is to articulate guidelines for The University of Montana—Missoula (UM-M) Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library that help ensure quality and relevance in the acquisition and retention of materials in a collection designed to reinforce the missions of the Libraries, the Academic Departments, and the University. The primary goal of collection development at The University of Montana Libraries is to build and organize a collection of information resources in support of the curricular and research needs of the students, faculty and staff of The University of Montana (UM). Secondarily, the collection provides academic library service to Montana residents and national / international library networks. Download the Collection Development Policy as a PDF (last revised June 2021).