Monographs, monographic series, serials, reference works, media (including software or visual items) and recordings are regularly sought; anthologies are considered selectively; excluded are most conference proceedings, dissertations, manuscripts, maps, and most collections of previously published materials.
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 Theatre and Dance journals. Monographs and other types are generally purchased as printed text though other formats are considered, including digital files (online or CD), audio cassette tapes, and video tapes.