Library Collection Development

The Wake Technical Community College Libraries support the mission of the College by providing a collection of educational resources for the students, faculty, and staff across all departments, programs, and campuses. These resources include books, ebooks, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources. To ensure the collection remains relevant and useful, a system is in place for the acquisition, maintenance, and deselection of library resources.

The collection development guidelines describe the processes and procedures involved in creating and maintaining the library collection, including the principles for selecting and weeding library materials. The guidelines are made available to staff, students, and faculty via the Library website.

The Collection Development Working Group reviews and updates the guidelines as needed. Final approval of guideline changes is made by the Campus Librarians and the Dean of Library Services.