Policy 4: Collection Development


The purpose of the Library Collection Development Policy is to guide the selection of library materials, which are purchased or received by gift or donation. The library will strive to acquire and provide materials to inform, educate, entertain, and enrich citizens of Santa Rosa County. 

The library collection should offer opportunities and encouragement to pursue lifelong education and enjoyment through books and other materials, examine all sides of issues, keep abreast of new ideas, become informed citizens, improve occupational performance, and discover and develop creative abilities. 


The Santa Rosa County Library System Director is responsible for selection and management of the library collection within the framework of collection guidelines based on impartial and judicious selection practices, not personal opinion, prejudice, or censorship. A reconsideration of materials request may be obtained from library administration.