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Magazines, Newspapers, Periodicals

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Jerry Falwell Library

Affected Parties


Policy Language

The Library will maintain print holdings of select magazines, newspapers, and periodicals deemed as core to supporting the curriculum; however, the majority of serial holdings will be made available in electronic format. In addition, a limited number of popular magazines for recreational reading will be purchased.

Policy Rationale

To provide guidance to the Liberty University community on how to use periodicals.

Definition of Glossary Terms

Periodicals: magazines or newspapers published at regular interval

Serial: a periodical

Procedural Information


Print periodicals are maintained in relation to essential curricular core
Majority of serial holdings will be electronic
Popular magazines for recreational reading will available but limited


None specified



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