AUD Library’s Collection Development Policy supports the development of a diverse collection of reference and circulating materials, as well as external resources, to support the primary goals of the American University in Dubai:
Selection criteria for different material types include:
Additional criteria for periodicals:
Additional criteria for electronic resources include:
The following types of materials, unless they can be shown to serve a recognized need not met by comparable materials, are not considered for acquisition:
The Library houses circulating and non-circulating materials and provides access to electronic resources.
Books from the general collection, DVD’s, ESL readers, Topic books, back issues of journals, course reserve material, iPads and other electronic items.
Reference books, current periodicals and newspapers.