The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is open for current Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff only. To learn more about our resources and services, visit the link below

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Library About Policies Collection Management

Collection Goals

Library resources should serve the general research, informational, and curricular needs of its primary users: undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.


The Collection Development Librarians co-chair the Collection Development and Management Committee (CDMC), which administers and coordinates collection development and management activities. The CDMC membership includes librarians and library staff representing a cross-section of library departments.

The library receives an allocation for materials each fiscal year, which supports the subscription and/or purchase of all library resources, regardless of format. The University community is encouraged to submit orders for materials needed to support the curriculum:  https://www.fairfield.edu/library/services/suggestapurchase/


Library materials are available to all current students, faculty and staff from both on and off campus. Off-campus access requires authentication via NetID. Community members have access to most materials while physically present in the building, though off-campus access to all online resources, including databases, e-journals, and e-books, is available only to authorized users only.  Community members interested in obtaining borrowing privileges can learn more here: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/about/policies/circulationpolicies/

The Collection Management Policy is currently under revision and will be linked here upon completion.

Questions about any aspect of the collection development process may be directed to the Collection Development Librarians:

Curtis Ferree, Collection Development Librarian for Non-Licensed resources cferree@fairfield.edu

Nina Peri, Collection Development Librarian for Licensed Resources nperi@fairfield.edu