Rikkyo University Library Collection Development Policy

Our collection development policy at Rikkyo University Library is defined as follows.

  • Collect and maintain materials that are beneficial to education, research, and learning.
  • Independently collect books and unique materials based on the Founding Spirit of Rikkyo University.
  • Carry out a mission to preserve these materials for future generations to come.
  • As a private university library, provide a robust collection of materials to our users, setting a series of standards for collection and preservation.

Our selection standards for collecting library materials are as follows.

  • Collect basic materials for all relevant fields of study.
  • Acquire a diverse balance of materials that are not partial to any specific principles, ideas, thoughts, or creeds.
  • Collect materials based on curriculum and syllabus content to support student learning activities.
  • In principle, purchase revised additions of materials in our library.
  • Greatly expand access to digital resources other than paper media.
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