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Collection Development Policy

Purpose of Collection Development Policy

The collection development policy is intended to provide guidance, within budgetary and space limitations, for the selection and evaluation of materials which anticipate and meet the needs and interests of the Nashville community. The policy directly correlates the collection to Nashville Public Library’s (NPL) mission statement and defines the scope and standards of the various collections. 

As the community changes, NPL reassesses and adapts its collections to reflect new and differing areas of interest and concern. The collection development policy is periodically evaluated and revised as necessary to provide guidance for implementing changes in the collection.

For details, View the Collection Development Policy (pdf).