Summary: Dr. John Archer Library
ExternalCollections.doc 1 of 3 September 17, 2009
Revised: December 14, 2010
Policy on University Collections External to the
Dr. John Archer Library
The Dr. John Archer Library acquires material (books, journals, databases, etc.) in
support of the research and teaching needs of the University's faculty, students, and staff.
Essentially, it acts as a centralizing agency, and eliminates a lot of duplicated effort were
individual departments or faculties to buy and house their own material.
A fundamental aspect of the library collection is that it is made freely available to all
members of the university community through the library catalogue. Our collections are
never restricted to a particular user group.
Collections of material external to the Library, but within the University, do exist,
however, and occasionally representations are made to the Library to provide assistance,
either before the collection is initiated, or after the materials have been collected by the
department or faculty in question. This policy describes the nature and scope of the
assistance the Dr. John Archer Library might provide:
Transfer of Materials