Ordering Media - Collections

Collection Development Policy

Purpose – To provide a collection of non-print resources in a variety of formats for all levels of curriculum offered at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In addition, the collection supports research and service activities sponsored by the University and the University Library. Given its broad interdisciplinary nature, the collection also serves as a library source of emerging media formats. The majority of media materials are housed in the centralized Undergraduate Library Media Collection for widest access.

Selection Criteria – Material selected for addition to the collection will normally meet the following criteria:

  • Material requested for classroom use by an instructor.
  • Up-to-date resources in formats for which the Library maintains viewing equipment.
  • Material which is interdisciplinary in nature, and which fills a gap in the collection not met by other titles.

Requesting Purchases

If you would like to suggest a video (streaming video, DVD, or Blu-Ray) for the collection, please use the Video Purchase Request Webform.

To request purchases of other media formats, or for questions about media orders, please email us at mediaorders@library.illinois.edu.