Main menu

Due to the holidays, all Dayton Metro Library locations will be closed on: Sun. Dec. 21, Wed. Dec. 24, Thur. Dec. 25, Sun. Dec.28, Wed. Dec. 31 and Thur. January 1st.

Catalog Search 

 

Welcome to Your Dayton Metro Library

Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Facebook status loading Facebook status loading...

DaytonMetroLibrary

Books (view all)

Adult

Adult Adult Adult Teen Teen Children

       

Movies + Music (view all)

Audio

Audio Video Audio Video Audio Video

       

Events (view all)

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

No event to display.

       

Collection Development Policy

Introduction

"The Dayton Metro Library connects our community to the broadest range of information and thought. We are the marketplace of the mind." (From the Library's Mission Statement, Appendix A)

To meet this service responsibility, the Board establishes a Collection Development Policy. This document defines a policy to guide library staff in the selection of materials. It also serves as a means to inform the public of the philosophy of selection and establishes a framework for continuous collection evaluation and improvement.

In addition to the Main Library, the Dayton Metro Library is served by twenty branch locations as part of an integrated system. The library system is a unified collection with an integrated computer catalog which allows a patron to see what is in the entire collection by checking the PAC (public access catalog) at any library. One library card can be used at all locations to borrow materials. Materials borrowed from one library branch can be returned to another, and library materials from any location may be delivered to another branch that is the most convenient for a patron to use.

The Board of Library Trustees and staff cooperate and communicate with other libraries in the area as well as community agencies, groups, and organizations with purposes and activities related to library objectives.

This document outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Board and staff in making decisions about library collections. It also examines the demographic and cultural context by which materials are added to the collection. The general philosophical basis for selection and support for the protection of intellectual freedom are included with specific guidelines for the purchase of various types of material for a diverse clientele.

PDF Icon

Download a PDF of the entire Collection Development Policy.
 
© 2014 Dayton Metro Library. Site Design by Oxiem. All Rights Reserved. Sitemap - Privacy Policy
(Currently Viewing DesktopTabletPhone Design)

CalendarRSSContactSearchConfiguration

Font Size

Bigger Reset Smaller

Translate

click again to close