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Collection Development Policy: University Library

Collection Development Policy

Mission Statement

The University Library collects, preserves, and provides access to materials and information in a variety of formats to support the teaching, learning, research, information, programmatic, and administrative needs of the UW-Stout community.  The library collection supports the mission, vision, and values of the University Library and UW-Stout.

Diversity Statement

The University Library is committed to providing access to information that reflects diverse experiences among people, including, but not limited to, differences in ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, economic status, and perspective.

Intellectual Freedom Statement

The University Library is dedicated to academic freedom, intellectual freedom, and equitable access to information.  The library endorses the principles of the Freedom to Read Statement and the Library Bill of Rights, as adopted by the American Library Association.  Diverse points of view, including controversial and unorthodox subjects, are available in our collections.  Inclusion in the collection does not imply that the library or university approves of the contents of the materials.


  • To support the curricular, programmatic, educational, and learning needs of faculty, staff, and students by providing access to information in a variety of formats including print, media, physical, and electronic sources
  • To support faculty, staff, and student research and professional development
  • To support the holistic informational needs of the UW-Stout community, including leisure and recreational interests
  • To select materials representing a full range of perspectives.

Comprehensive Collection Development Policy PDF



Cory Mitchell - 715-232-2363





Updated and approved, 7/12/2022