Materials are selected to support the curriculum and provide recreational reading for students and faculty. Faculty and staff members with specific fields of interest and experience are asked to make recommendations for materials in their respective fields as well as general references. A list of new books, cataloged, and added to the library collection is given to each faculty member at regular intervals and is also available through the online catalog.
Faculty and staff members are granted an extended loan privilege, which is based upon the recognition of the special needs of faculty members for materials over a longer period. However, these materials should be returned promptly when they are no longer in use or at the end of each semester so that they can be available to others. Instructors may place books on reserve at any time during the semester. The individual instructor will inform his/her students of the books placed on reserve for their use and of regulations regarding the use of these books.