Collection Development and Management Policy

The purpose of the Anoka County Library's Collection Development policy is to guide its staff and to inform the public about the principles upon which selections are made. The policy provides staff the goals and guidelines to assist in choosing from a vast array of available materials and then relies upon staff judgment to responsibly execute its intent. Library staff build and maintain a patron-focused collection by anticipating and responding to community needs and expectations. Specific procedures for the collection are contained in the Library’s Collection Development Manual.


This policy is reviewed every four (4) years by the Library Director (or designee) who makes recommendations to the Library Board Policy Committee.  The Committee reviews and revises as necessary, endorses and advances to the full Library Board for approval.

Policy History
Date Approved: 2015
Next Review Date: April 2019