Academic and trade press monographs are acquired in print or electronic formats. Critical editions of important philosophers are extensively collected in both print and electronic format.
Textbooks are generally excluded unless requested by faculty.
Online-only subscriptions are preferred; print subscriptions are initiated or continued when an online edition is not available, not stable, or not adequate.
Electronic reference materials, including indexing and abstracting databases, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, are generally preferred to their print counterparts. Print reference materials are acquired when an online version is not available, not stable, or not adequate.
Video and audio materials are acquired very selectively, primarily in response to faculty demand.
Due to the increasing conversion of microform collections to digital formats and the interlibrary loan availability of microform sets from the Center for Research Libraries, microform supporting Philosophy is acquired on demand only.