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*LIST of Library Information: Collections

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Collection Development

FVTC Library Services endeavors to provide its users with an up-to-date collection of materials to enhance their educational experience. The primary mission of collection development is to acquire, through purchase or donation, resources that specifically support the college's programs.

Our collection development is now primarily through Faculty-Driven Acquisitions: We are only buying paper books requested by faculty as resources for their classes.

Suggestions may be submitted by faculty to (Please provide as much information as possible - Author, Title, Publisher, Edition, Date, ISBN, Format and Cost.)

We are in the process of learning about e-books. In the future our focus will shift to prioritizing e-books, e-journals and other online resources, in order to provide equitable resource access to people that do not come into the physical library.

Collection Development:

The Library is not an archive, and we are not a research university. 
Therefore, all items in the library should be "Program Specific, Popular, Current, or Classic".

If the Library buys an item, it will be housed in the Library.

Library Services does encourage donations of useful materials if they are new and relevant. Please contact the Library at 920-735-5653 to discuss the acceptability of the proposed donations before delivering them to the library. 

Collections available through the FVTC Library

To request an item, please
email us at with your name, phone number, and titles of interest. Alternatively, requests can be placed using our Interlibrary Loan form.  

All resource materials checked out may be recalled by the library.

BOOKS, DVDs, JOURNALS, ETC.: All of the items available in the library can be found using the online book catalog. The library uses the Library of Congress classification system for most of the collection. Generic call numbers are assigned to some items, such as fiction paperbacks (FIC) and reserve items (RESV).

BOOKS on AUDIO CD: Type "audio cd" into the search box in our Catalog, and select "Sound recording" from Format menu.

RESERVES: Reserve materials are placed at the circulation desk. Most reserve materials are to be used in the library only, but some instructors do designate checkout opportunities. DVDs are also kept behind the circulation desk.

PERIODICALS AND ARTICLES: Current issues of magazines and newspapers are displayed in the reading area. Back issues are arranged under the tilted shelf or shelf below the current issue. Current issues are for in-library-use-only. Older issues may be checked out.

SGA COLLECTIONS:  The Student Government Association (SGA) provides popular movie DVDs at the FVTC Library. You may borrow up to three movies for one week. SGA also purchases popular books for the library collection. 

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