Request Titles for Purchase

You can request that we purchase books and videos for the Library collection that are related to your work. Your request will be sent to the library reference staff, who will review it based on our selection criteria. If we order the title, you will be notified by email when it is available. Please note that materials purchased using the Library's budget can only be kept in the Library or the Health Sciences Lab collection.

If you are interested in having us purchase materials other than books or videos, you should contact Jack Harton, the faculty librarian with lead responsibilities in collection development.

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Selection Criteria

This criteria will be used to determine whether a title will be added to the Library collection:

  • Anticipated demand for the material.
  • Accuracy and validity of the information.
  • Relevance to the instructional and work-related needs of Highline students, faculty, and staff.
  • Timeliness or permanence of the material.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the existing library collection in the subject area.
  • Cost of the material.
  • Language (English or non-English) and reading or viewing level of the material.
  • Author, publisher, or producer reputation.
  • Accessibility and comprehensibility of the information by the user.
  • Evaluations of the material from standard or knowledgeable reviewing sources.

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Highline Library Blog
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Our recommended reading display on the fourth floor of the library this month showcases books by and about Asian and Pacific Americans. Check it out and take some books home today!

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Posted: May 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm