The library collects journals, monographic series, monographs, and specialized reference works. Other types--including works addressed to a popular, nonscholarly audience or instructional recordings--are considered selectively. Examples of curriculum materials for pre-college grades are no longer collected.
To broaden accessibility, journals are sought online when this format is available. Print may be cancelled to reduce costs when ownership of the online version is assured. Online access that requires additional costs with a print subscription will be sought selectively within the amount budgeted for psychology journals. Monographs and other types are generally purchased as printed text. Other formats are considered, especially when the alternative format would improve access or utility.