Biography - Adult

General Comments

This collection provides biographical and autobiographical information about important historical and significant contemporary figures.

Development Plan

Sources on major historical and contemporary figures are maintained. This collection is influenced by the availability of electronic resources.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
  • electronic/Internet sources availability.
  • new works.
  • budget constraints.
  • circulation statistics.
  • patron requests.
  • present and potential relevance to the community.
  • shelf space.
  • access to a fully developed collection at the main library.


  • Sources on world figures are weeded as their subjects pass into obscurity.
  • Biographies of deceased movie stars of lesser stature are weeded.
  • Works on pop culture figures whose popularity has passed are weeded, unless having enduring influence or celebrity.
  • Worn or torn titles unsuitable for circulation are weeded.