The Libraries actively engage in the development and purchase of collaborative collections due to the tremendous cost savings they provide. The Libraries cooperate in the purchase or subscription to library materials with State University Libraries and other library cooperative arrangements and share in the development of digital library cooperative programs. Additionally, the Libraries partner in shared print initiatives and retainment agreements that guide deselection decisions.
The Libraries participate in national, regional, and statewide resource sharing programs that allow libraries to share their resources free of charge with other member libraries through interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing agreements. Advancements in interlibrary loan are continually reviewed to ensure broad, quick access to materials that UWF Libraries does not own. As a member of College & Research Libraries, faculty members may request purchase of archival materials via the Demand Purchase Program by contacting the Interlibrary Loan Unit.