Collection Development and Management Policy

The purpose of the Anoka County Library's Collection Development policy is to guide its staff and to inform patrons about the principles upon which selections are made. The policy recognizes and respects the patrons' right to question selection decisions and provides a procedure to do so. Library staff build and maintain patron-focused collections 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, or as needed, 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: May 2022
Next Review Date: May 2026