Library Materials Evaluation and Selection Policy

The Minerva Public Library works to meets its patrons’ interests in information, education, and cultural development while also supporting the patrons’ equally important interest in library materials for recreation and enjoyment.  The library materials selection process builds a collection of a variety of materials to further the library's program of information, education, and recreation.  Developing a library’s collection is an ongoing activity; a library’s collection will evolve as the needs and interests of the community evolve and as changing technology provides additional or alternative types of resources. Because no library budget is large enough to permit the purchase of all materials that might prove useful, nor is any library building large enough to store all such materials, this policy guides the staff in most effectively using the Minerva Public Library’s financial resources to meet the present and anticipated needs of the community it serves.