The Knight-Capron Library’s primary goal is to support the educational mission of the University
Secondary goals, such as providing films and music for both educational and entertainment purposes will follow the same policies as those for the primary goal.
Types and Formats of Information Resources
Due to the high cost of textbooks and their accelerated publishing schedule, purchasing traditional textbooks for the collection is unsustainable for the library in terms of funds and/or available space. Textbooks are generally a part of the collections only when course instructors place copies of assigned textbooks on reserve for the use of their students. For the great majority of disciplines taught at the University, monographs or collections of essays on a topic represent the principal book format. However, there may be very few instances when monographs or collected volumes are not available; in those instances, Knight-Capron Library may purchase a standard textbook.
The Library maintains a print and digital set of reserve materials for use by the University community and may contain items from the library’s collection as well as personal copies. The reserve collection is maintained in copyright compliance, including deletion of digital files after one semester and removal of print materials after one semester.
Works will include: