Large Print Fiction & Nonfiction

General Comments

Large print is generally defined as 16 point type or larger. The collection's main purpose is to provide leisure reading materials to patrons with visual acuity concerns. It also offers a choice to other patrons that simply enjoy a larger font selection, and serves as backup if the regular print title is checked out. A small collection of Non-Fiction large print materials are maintained by patron request.

Development Plan

To meet the main purpose, the Library:
  • purchases reading materials that meet the variety of likes and tastes of all patrons.
  • provides representation of the following genres: Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance, and Mystery.
  • evaluates patron requests through reviews, or knowledge and popularity of the author. Patron requests are given serious consideration and added to the collection as warranted or upon availability.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
  • circulation statistics.
  • shelf space.
  • budget constraints.
  • patron requests.
  • access to a fully developed collection at the main library.


  • Titles in popular demand are retained.
  • Damaged titles or titles in poor condition are weeded.
  • Titles that have not circulated in three years are weeded.