General Comments

This collection is developed to provide leisure reading material of special interest to young adults. The collection focus is on current popular magazines. The need for research materials is met by the adult magazine collection and online databases.

Development Plan

In order that the magazines be useful to young adult patrons, the Library will:
  • regularly evaluate the collection titles as to degree of use.
  • evaluate suggested new titles, adding them to the collection as warranted and as funds are available.
  • provide current information on a variety of young adult interests.
  • collect in English only.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
  • patron requests.
  • circulation statistics.
  • diverse topics of young adult interest.
  • shelf space.
  • budget constraints.
  • availability of new titles.


  • Only the current and previous years of magazines are kept each year. None of the magazines are stored. Discarded titles are given to other county agencies, the local junior highs, or the high school for its collection.
  • No attempt is made to replace lost or damaged magazines.
  • Usage is continually evaluated and titles not used are weeded so that newer, more popular magazines can be purchased.