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Collection Policy: Choice of Format

B. Print

The library, when given the choice, will select a print version of a title when:

  1. The item is a core resource, as defined in the Scope of Coverage: U.S. Law By Jurisdiction section.
  2. The frequency and/or nature of the use of the material makes a non-print format particularly inconvenient or unwieldy, e.g., when users find it necessary to read through many pages in a volume.
  3. The item is so voluminous or frequently used that it would require the patron to print substantial portions for effective use.  
  4. The titles have tables, charts, statistics, images, etc., which are most clearly presented and copied in paper format, or are unavailable online in an image format.