In evaluating and selecting the materials the following considerations are made:
Authenticity. Do the materials provide a true and impartial representation of the subject? What are the qualifications of the author or creator?
Appropriateness. Are the materials appropriate for the age, intelligence, abilities, needs and interests of the users? Are the materials appropriate for the topics and instructional objectives?
Content. Is the content well organized and well written? Is the content too broad to be valuable? Is the content better than material that is already being used?
Interest. Is the material imaginative, capable of holding attention, satisfying curiosity and motivating?
Quality. Is the quality of the material adequate? Printing, audio and visual qualities, use of color, ease of use and durability?
Cost. Is the cost of the material commensurate to the benefits? Are other satisfactory items available at less cost?
The library personnel will consult with each other as to what is added to the collection. If the consensus on a particular material is negative the item will not be ordered.