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The West Virginia University Libraries collections are rich and diverse, containing current and historical resources to enhance research. The WVU Libraries collections develop through acquisitions, gifts, and cooperative collection development programs with other research institutions and consortia.

The WVU Libraries have extensive online collections, featuring millions of academic journal articles, available through databases and ejournals. The Libraries book collections include nearly a million ebooks available through the library catalog. Additionally, the Libraries have print collections in four Morgantown locations: the Downtown Campus Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, and Law Library.

Collections News

Changes Coming to Library Collections FY24

The Libraries will be reducing purchasing and subscriptions to scholarly and classroom information resources in fiscal year 2024.

WVU Libraries signs agreement to support researchers publishing Open Access

The partnership with the Public Library of Science provides researchers with the opportunity to publish, free of processing charges, in any of their Open Access titles over the next three years.

Collection Development at the WVU Libraries in 3 Minutes and 16 Seconds

Faculty, staff and students may find this brief explanation helpful.

WVU Libraries’ Collection Budget Priorities

The WVU Libraries seek to be the best possible stewards of the collections budget while fulfilling the University’s mission.