The full CapU Library Collection Development Policy is available online.
Karin Hall, Collections Librarian, coordinates the selection of materials by Librarians for their liaison areas, according to collection and curriculum needs and in conjunction with academic programs.
To recommend an item for purchase, please read
Guidelines for Library Purchases and submit an
online request. Please note that it normally takes up to 8 weeks to source, order, receive, catalogue and make a new resource available. If you have questions, please contact your
Liaison Librarian or
The Library subscribes to a wide variety of magazines, journals and newspapers in print and digital formats. Priority will be given to online resources when available. Selection of periodicals is based on curriculum needs. Suggestions for new titles can be submitted online through
Recommend a Purchase. Please submit requests by February for consideration for the fall term. If you have any questions, please contact your
CapU Library has made a commitment to providing online resources wherever possible and currently subscribes to over 50 specialty and interdisciplinary databases, each containing thousands or millions of items. Databases include articles (news, magazine, scholarly, peer-reviewed), eBooks, streaming music & video and statistics. Online periodical indexes and full-text databases are priced according to our size and negotiated agreements with various consortia. Please contact your
Liaison Librarian for recommendations on current holdings in your area or to recommend a purchase.
The collection is regularly culled to remove items with low or no circulation, that are out of date, or that have been replaced by online versions. The Library makes every effort to include faculty in these decisions where possible. Your
Liaison Librarian is the best person to contact if you have any concerns about this process.
Capilano University Library is busy and always looking to improve. If you would like to help make that happen through a monetary donation to the Library Endowment Fund, please visit the Development and Alumni Relations donation page, and choose Capilano University Library Endowment Fund from the designation drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.
Gifts of books, DVDs, and CDs will be considered for the
Library’s collection based on the criteria below. The library does not accept
donations of any other types of materials including magazines and journals.
New books are defined as books published in the current or previous year.
All donations will also be evaluated for acceptance using
the Library’s Collection Development Policy. Should the donations not be added
to the Library’s collection, the Library will give away, recycle, or dispose of
The donor must have previous documented permission from a
librarian prior to delivering the donation. A tax receipt for gifts valuing
$50.00 or more will be issued by the Capilano
Foundation/Development & Alumni Office.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.