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.
|Current print periodical subscriptions||85|
|Bound periodical volumes||36,247|
|Print and electronic full-text periodicals||134,210|
|Government documents, print||60,000|
|Government documents, microforms||50,000|
The library is a repository for federal, state (New Jersey), and Pinelands Commission documents. It also houses various Special Collections.
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:
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 Through this program, outdated and uncirculated books are evaluated and then resold or recycled by Baker & Taylor at no cost to Bjork Library.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.