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Collections: Collection Overview

About the Collection

The library selects, acquires, catalogs and makes available print, electronic, and media resources in support of the academic programs and the general information needs of the Stockton community. 

Databases 102
Current print periodical subscriptions 85
Bound periodical volumes 36,247
Print and electronic full-text periodicals 134,210
Microforms recalculating
Print books 188,875
E-books 338,644
Government documents, print 60,000
Government documents, microforms 50,000
Physical Media 8,033
Streaming Video 122,097


The library is a repository for federal, state (New Jersey), and Pinelands Commission documents. It also houses various Special Collections.

Collection Development

The library develops collections at a level appropriate to the degree programs offered. Acquisition decisions are made on an item-by-item basis. Because the university is committed to providing a liberal arts education, the library provides a representative selection of the major works in all appropriate areas of knowledge.

The principal formats collected by the library are:

  • Monographs
  • Serials
  • Online resources
  • Video and sound recordings
  • Pamphlets, articles, letters, etc.
  • Maps

Subject librarians work with Stockton faculty to select materials for the collection. Stockton's faculty members are encouraged to consult with their program's Subject Librarian to acquire new material in their area of interest.


Our library is working with Baker & Taylor's Sustainable Shelves Program. Through this program, outdated and uncirculated books are evaluated and then resold or recycled by Baker & Taylor at no cost to Bjork Library. Books with a resale value are sold, and our library receives credits from the publisher to purchase new books for our collection. If books are not suitable for sale, they are responsibly recycled. The Sustainable Shelves program helps us provide a relevant circulating collection for our patrons, reduce our environmental impact, and reinvest in our library.

Book with recycling logo on cover