Langara College Library builds and manages a collection to support teaching, learning, research, innovation and academic success at the College. The goal of collection management is to provide the best possible collection in a fiscally prudent manner.
The Library Collection Development Policy (E4004) guides the development and maintenance of a library collection supporting the changing needs of the College.
The Collection Development Guidelines are designed to provide clear guidance for the selection and deselection of library materials. In addition they document the rationale for collection decisions and demonstrate accountability. The Library welcomes purchase suggestions sent via our online form or to your Subject Librarian.
As the information environment continues to evolve, the Library reviews collection decisions on an ongoing basis. Annual subscriptions are assessed in order to ensure continued relevance to the curriculum, usability, cost-effectiveness, and minimal duplication of content between sources. Additionally, new products and technologies may be incorporated as opportunities arise. The Library takes a pro-active, evidence-based approach to collection decisions and may add, change or cancel subscriptions in order to best fulfill its mandate. For the latest updates, see Collection Changes 2017/18.