General Comments

The newspaper collection helps meet the needs of patrons for very current information as well as for retrospective research purposes. Newspapers are a particularly valuable source because of their immediacy both of reporting and of perspective. This collection is heavily dependent on online resources.

Development Plan

The goal of this collection is to provide a small selection of local, regional and national interest newspapers.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
  • budget constraints.
  • patron requests.
  • present and potential relevance to the community.
  • shelf space.
  • electronic/Internet sources availability.


  • The High Plains Sentinel is retained permanently for historical and reference use.
  • All other newspapers are kept one year or less.