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RichLyn Library Collection Development Policy, 1994

The faculty and academic departments are responsible for developing the academic programs which the library supports, and, in conjunction with the librarians, for developing viable library collections. It is the librarians' responsibility, however, to meet the information needs of the college community and to maintain balance throughout the entire collection ... Faculty involvement in the process of materials selection is critically important. Individual faculty members are relied upon as subject experts, and it is hoped that they and the librarians will act in liaison to select appropriate materials and to weed the collection of unwanted materials. Faculty members should consider their subject research and course needs, and the general needs of the collection, within the discipline as a whole, in related disciplines, and in interdisciplinary areas where they might have expertise. 


For Faculty

Orders from faculty may be submitted to the Library Secretary from June 1 until the middle of February. We accept orders by campus mail, email or by using the Order Request Form. When submitting orders please include the following information:

  • Author
  • Title
  • ISBN
  • Publisher
  • Date of Publication
  • Edition (if available)

Faculty are encouraged to consult Choice Reviews Online to assist in selection and for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources.

For Students

Students are encouraged to submit request for consideration. You may use the Order Request Form.


The library accepts gifts of any library materials which contribute to library service at Huntington University. Materials not added to the collection will be disposed of as the librarians choose. Please contact the Director of Library Services to donate items to the Library. The Library is not legally authorized to appraise donations. Those wishing to donate rare or unique material for Special Collections or University Archives please contact the Director of the United Brethren Historical Center.

Periodical gift subscriptions which meet general collection and gift guidelines are accepted by the library. However, to be incorporated into the regular processing channels gift subscriptions should be addressed to the library.Scattered issues and single copies are not accepted.

Homecoming Books Sale

Each year during Homecoming Weekend the library sponsors a used books sale. Those wishing to donate used material to this sale should deliver it to the RichLyn Library before October 1st. We accept books, magazines, video cassettes, DVDs, CDs and vinyl records. Funds received from the sale help supplement the Library Art Purchase Award handed out to an HU student each year during the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. The art purchased then becomes part of the permanent collection of the RichLyn Library.