Collection Development Policies

Collection Development Policies

The primary aim of the Law Library's acquisitions program is to select, organize, preserve and make available information resources to support the instructional and research needs of the faculty, staff and students in the School of Law. The Law Library will, when feasible, select materials for use by the university community as a whole. The collection will meet the standards set forth by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. 

Acquisitions and collection development require balancing financial resources, curriculum needs and long-term collection viability. The Seattle University Law Library Collection Development Policy, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Collection Development Policy, and the Seattle University Law Library Selective United States Federal Depository Library Collection Development Policy provide guidance in developing and maintaining the law library collection and information resources.