Materials added to the collection are acquired through the GOBI, Casalini, Puvill, Touzot and Harrassowitz approval plans, as well as directly from individual publishers and other book dealers. Gift materials are added to the collections when appropriate.
Materials are routinely selected by examining book notification slips from all of the above-mentioned approval plans, publishers catalogs, fliers, and other announcements. Also, book and journal reviews from the following list of journals are regularly consulted: Choice; Contemporary Sociology; Social Forces; Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare; Sociology: the Journal of the British Sociological Association; the Jewish Journal of Sociology; the American Journal of Sociology.
The library has no endowed funds for education at this time.