Revised August 2012
The newspaper collection helps meet the needs of patrons for very
current information as well as for retrospective research purposes.
Newspapers are a particularly valuable source because of their immediacy
both of reporting and of perspective. This collection is heavily
dependent on online resources.
The goal of this collection is to provide a small selection of
local, regional and national interest newspapers.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- budget constraints.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to the community.
- shelf space.
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- The High Plains Sentinel is retained permanently for historical and reference use.
- All other newspapers are kept one year or less.