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Collection Development Policy - Indianapolis

About Central Indiana Libraries

Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis consists of two libraries--Downtown Indianapolis (NMC) and Lawrence (Fairbanks). As laid out in the Mission Statement, the libraries' purpose is to support the students, faculty, and staff of the college through access of materials, information, and services.   

College Mission

We are Ivy Tech, Indiana’s Community College. We serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning. We empower our students to achieve their career and transfer aspirations. We embrace our vision of economic transformation inspired by the education and earnings attainment of our citizens, the vitality of our workforce, and the prosperity of our unique and diverse communities.

Library Mission

The Ivy Tech Community College Libraries are full partners in the educational and workforce development mission of the College. The libraries teach research strategies, support the curriculum, and encourage independent and lifelong learning by providing the space, information resources, instruction, and related services essential for academic success. The Libraries advance information literacy, critical thinking, and collaborative learning in a welcoming environment that promotes, and is enriched by, the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of students, faculty, and community.

Intellectual Freedom

The Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana Libraries’ policies have been created with the following American Library Association statements and guidelines in mind: