The selection of materials will be governed by the Mission statement and support the library’s areas of emphasis. To enable citizens to form their own opinions, the library will attempt to provide materials that present a variety of points of view. Due to the vast number of titles published and the limits of the library’s budget, Glen Ellyn Public Library cannot possibly purchase all materials published. Materials will be selected with consideration of the following factors.
- Interest to cardholders
- Materials as “news”
- Readability and style
- Popularity of the author
- Authenticity of the information
- Authority of the author
- Physical features and formats
- Copyright date of the material
Opinions and judgments of experts, as well as of qualified book reviewers in library selection guides and national magazines, will provide a basis for selection.
Curriculum materials are the responsibility of the school systems. Glen Ellyn Public Library may supplement the school libraries but will not assume the responsibilities that rightfully belong to the school. It is not the purpose of the public library collection to take the place of the elementary or high school library.
Selection policies related to specific collections are included in the Collection Development Guidelines.