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General information for the D'Youville Library

Collection Development

The Montante Family Library collection consists of books, eBooks, journals (physical and electronic), online databases, audiovisual materials, and skeletal and anatomical models. Materials purchased for the collection are based upon the cumulative decisions of the librarians, and the recommendations of D'Youville faculty, students, and staff. The library collection is an evolving resource that is continuously shaped and maintained to support D'Youville's academic mission of research and scholarship.

  • The Library seeks to build a used and useful collection by consulting:
    • Reviews from the library literature (including but not limited to Choice, Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly)
    • Deans and Faculty
    • Course syllabi and other curricular materials
  • The library does not intentionally acquire course textbooks, nor does it typically purchase multiple copies of any title.
  • Faculty members wishing to recommend the purchase of books or audiovisual materials for the Library collection should consult the Library Director.
  • Faculty members wishing to recommend the purchase of journals or databases for the Library collection should consult the Library's Serials Librarian.
  • The Library cannot purchase "review" items for or from D'Youville faculty members.

Electronic Resources

The Montante Family Library licenses electronic resources for the individual, non-commercial, research and learning needs of the D’Youville community. Each user is responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of these licenses. Failure to do so can result in the loss of access to a resource for the entire D'Youville community.

Our licenses prohibit the following activities:

  • Allowing anyone other than the authorized user to have access to licensed resources.
  • Downloading entire journal issues or major portions of ebooks.
  • Using software or other tools to systematically download licensed content.
  • Using licensed resources for commercial purposes.
  • Modifying or creating a derivative work from licensed content or modifying or removing any copyright notices in the licensed content.

Many resources have more detailed Terms and Conditions of use; please see individual product sites for more information.

Use of any library resource constitutes acceptance of D’Youville’s Computing and Internet Policies.

If you have any questions, please ask a Librarian.

Print Journals

The Montante Family Library seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials in a variety of formats to support the research, teaching, and service mission of D’Youville. The library additionally seeks consortial arrangements that will maximize its ability to acquire and access scholarly materials.

  • The library will subscribe to a variety of English language, print and electronic journals to support the courses and programs offered at D’Youville.
  • The library maintains a link resolver for access to content from off campus for affiliated users.
  • Additions and reductions to the print journal collection are based on need and funding.
New subscriptions

The library uses a number of factors to evaluate titles to add to the collection. Journals requested by faculty, those heavily requested through interlibrary loan, titles embargoed or not available online, cost, and titles supporting programs of study offered at D'Youville are given first priority.

Cancellations and Exchanges

There are a variety of reasons the collection is evaluated and titles are selected for cancellation. The following criteria are considered in the decision to cancel a print journal subscription:

  • Prohibitive cost
  • Full text is available online (duplication of information)
  • Subject is no longer relevant to current programs
  • Level of usage
  • Physical condition
  • Accessibility in local collections

For more information, contact Jill Church, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian.

Donations and Gifts

The library welcomes and heartily appreciates gifts. Monetary and in-kind gifts are a vital part of the library's resource development.  The Montante Family Library is not accepting donations of physical materials at this time. 

Library Academic Share

We are an Empire State AcademicShare library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE Member libraries minimally agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another Empire State AcademicShare member academic library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required.

In addition, WNYLRC libraries listed below have agreed to provide on-site access to resources to all InfoPass cardholders who are not AcademicSHARE participants. Covid restrictions and borrowing priviliges will vary by instituion; please contact the individual library for more information.

These are the WNYLRC academic institutions whose libraries are participating :