Geography & History (900)
This wide-ranging collection provides introductory information on geography,
history and travel, biography, genealogy, insignia, history of the ancient
world, and general history of Europe, Asia, and the Far East, Africa,
North America, South America, and other areas.
The Dewey section of 970s, the largest in the 900s, is heavily developed
and maintained. Sources covering the history of the United States and
Native American tribes are heavily developed and maintained. Collection
emphasis is on keeping sources current and relevant to the interests and
needs of the young patron. Occasionally duplicate copies are purchased
to satisfy patron demand, but, in general, single copies are sufficient.
Purchases and buying factors are determined in large part by:
- reading level.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- shelf space.
- visual appeal.
- Titles with child appeal that continue to be used are considered for
- Physically worn materials are replaced or updated.
- Books are withdrawn due to damage, loss, drop in general interest
level as evidenced by circulation figures, or content relevancy and
- Titles with multiple copies are checked for usage, and duplicate copies
are withdrawn as demand decreases.