Collection Development

The Brandeis Library is committed to efficient and effective use of University resources, including:

Our investment in digital information resources has allowed us to grow beyond the walls of our libraries. We are able to offer rich and varied information resources to the Brandeis community by maximizing the use of digital resources and by emphasizing our unique and special collections. In seeking to maintain the most efficient and effective environment for learning, teaching, and scholarship, we will use the following guidelines for further development of the Brandeis information environment:

General criteria for local development of information resources:

Annual evaluation of information resources:

Purchase Requests

You can use the Library Purchase Request Form to submit a purchase request to Collections staff. Purchase requests and suggestions may also be submitted by contacting your Library subject liaison.

Use of Other Collections

Materials not owned by the Brandeis Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Cooperative Borrowing Programs include the Boston Library Consortium and the Faculty Borrowing Program of OCLC. Access the holdings of Boston Library Consortium members.