Section XVI - Wright Branch Library


Magazines - Young Adult

Revised May 2007

General Comments

This collection is developed to provide leisure reading material of special interest to young adults. The collection focus is on current popular magazines. The need for research materials is met by the adult magazine collection and online databases.

Development Plan

In order that the magazines be useful to young adult patrons, the Library will:

  • regularly evaluate the collection titles as to degree of use.
  • evaluate suggested new titles, adding them to the collection as warranted and as funds are available.
  • provide current information on a variety of young adult interests.
  • collect primarily in English, though Spanish titles may be added as changes in our population warrant.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:

  • patron requests.
  • circulation statistics.
  • diverse topics of young adult interest.
  • shelf space.
  • budget constraints.
  • availability of new titles.

Retention/Weeding

  • Only the current and previous years of magazines are kept each year.
  • No attempt is made to replace lost or damaged magazines.
  • Usage is continually evaluated and titles not used are weeded so that newer, more popular magazines can be purchased.

Collection Development Policy
Re-Adopted September 24, 2012