Collection Development and Access | Florida State University Libraries

Top Right Search Box

Catalog Search   |   OneSearch   |   My Account

Collection Development and Access

Collection Development and Access is the area of the Library responsible for the ordering, purchasing, and maintenance of  the collection of books, videos, electronic resources, cd-roms, microforms, and other media. In addition, we maintain the library's budgets, process invoices, process the Library's continuations (publications we receive on a regular basis), and negotiate with vendors. We coordinate the selection of materials purchases with Subject Librarians and The Florida State University faculty. We also solicit book donations and select items to be added to the collection.

Services We Provide to Faculty

We assist university faculty by purchasing materials for the Library to facilitate their research and to assist in their teaching. In turn, we use their expertise in their particular subject areas to create a library collection that is as appropriate to the needs of the campus community as possible. We can provide lists of materials purchased, lists of journals and many other printouts to help with accrediting or other projects within the departments.

We encourage faculty to use the Library Purchase Request Form for Faculty to request purchases for the library.

Services We Provide to Students and Staff

We encourage students and staff who have any informational needs to contact anyone in the department (see the Acquisitions Personnel/Contact Information below) via e-mail, or phone.

Library Departmental Subject Librarians

Each department on campus is assigned a librarian to serve as a liaison between the department and the library. Faculty should send all orders to their Subject Librarians. They will pass them on to the Collection Development Department. When faculty use the Library Purchase Request Form for Faculty their orders will be sent directly to their Subject Librarians. 


Contact: 715 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306, Phone: (850) 645-7461

About The Florida State University Libraries

The mission of the University Libraries is to support and enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the Florida State University...