Access to Collection

Serving the Community

Essential Standards

3. Everyone has access to updated and regularly maintained physical and digital library content and services.

Library users expect regular access to new materials through their library. Although the library’s cash flow may vary it is important to find a way to regularly add new items to the library’s collection.

4. Everyone can find library materials online.

10. Everyone can obtain materials and services from another library through interlibrary loan services.

No library can offer everything its users might want.  Interlibrary loan is a way of expanding the library’s collection and meeting the needs of library users. 


Numbers refer to standards in the corresponding section of the Complete Library Standards document

Guide to Essential Public Library Standards