Guidelines for the Library Collection Development: Selection of Materials; Challenged Materials; Deselection – APO010

Reviewed/Revised: May 2015


To outline the principles, standards, and procedures related to the selection of library materials for both central and school libraries and to provide a process for reconsideration of challenged library materials, as well as deselection, i.e. discarding or weeding of library materials. Library materials may include book and other print resources, projected resources such as DVDs, and digital resources including e-books, streaming video, and online databases.