Deselection of Materials Policy

Mae S. Bruce Library

De-selection of Materials Policy

Materials which no longer fit the stated service roles of the Library will be withdrawn from the collection.  This may include materials that are damaged, include obsolete information, or are no longer used.  Decisions will be based on accepted professional practice, such as those described in The CREW Method, and the professional judgment of the Library director or designated staff.  When necessary, local specialists will be consulted to determine the continued relevance and reliability of materials.

Items lost or damaged are considered for replacement.  Titles are not necessarily replaced by exactly the same item, they may be replaced by others which are considered to be superior or preferable.

 Items withdrawn from the collection will be disposed of in a responsible manner, which may include discarding into the trash or a paper recycling bin, or transfer to the Friends of the Mae S. Bruce Library.  No items may be sold or given directly to individuals.  Discarded magazines and newspapers may be given to other area libraries or social service agencies at the discretion of the Library director.

 Reviewed and Approved by the Library Advisory Board July 7, 2010

Approved by the Santa Fe City Council August 12, 2010






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