The OC Library System welcomes gifts, with the understanding that the donor gives full title and control to the library. Donors may request that gifts to the Olympic College Library System that are not added to the collection be returned to the donor. The Library retains the right of location assignment within the system for all gifts. Donors will receive a letter of receipt from the Olympic College Foundation but neither the Foundation nor the library can provide a tax statement, monetary evaluation, or itemization of the titles being donated.
Overall, OC Library System does not strive to emulate a university collection where comprehensive collections are housed indefinitely. Nor does it strive to emulate the healthy regional public libraries, which are exemplary at supplying the population with both recreational and general-interest content. Instead, the library’s goal is to provide a highly selective, up-to-date, authoritative, well weeded, and attractive collection, all within a finite space and budget.
Patrons of OC Libraries may request specific materials be included in the collection. The request will be routed to the librarian responsible for ordering in the related subject area. Not all requests will be purchased but all requests will be considered.
Multiple considerations are factored into these decisions, including-
Requests can be made via LibraryFaculty@olympic.edu
Library faculty strive to provide materials presenting all points of view concerning the problems, issues, and controversies of our time. Materials may not be censored, proscribed, or removed from the OC Library system because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval. The OC library faculty endorse and are guided by these position statements published by the American Library Association: The Freedom to Read Statement, Freedom to View Statement, and the Library Bill of Rights.
OC Libraries provides the following process for challenging materials included in the collection-