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Brevard College Library: Build the Collection

Welcome to J. A. Jones Library

Suggest a Purchase

Suggest a Purchase 

We primarily purchase materials for the library that support the curriculum and the experiential mission of Brevard College.  You can help us with recommendations for items that will support your classes. Use the form linked below or email Melodie with your suggestions.

We attempt to purchase every book that faculty recommend for student use. For more expensive items, or in areas where the collection may already be strong, we may request that you use interlibrary loan instead.

For other types of items, we solicit suggestions and feedback, but must be more selective in our purchasing. These include subscription items (journals, databases, data sets) and educational technology tools.

You can also meet with Melodie or Marie to discuss your resource needs for a particular class. If we know more specifics about what you are teaching, we can build the collection to support those needs.

For more information, ask Marie or Melodie about our collection development policies. 

Place items on reserve to increase student access:

  • Desk copies of textbooks to avoid the "I don't have the textbook" blues (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED)
  • Library Materials to make sure that anyone in the class has access to our one copy of an item
  • Materials for projects or presentations (markers, poster board, art supplies)
  • DVDs or other physical media
  • Contact Melodie Farnham for more information and fill out the form linked below.

These links will help you evaluate potential selections for the library!


Cleaning out your office or downsizing your home? Looking for a worthy cause?

Remember us. Contact Melodie Farnham for more information.

Books, scores, CDs, DVDs, etc.- We will accept nearly all book donations, but may not add the items to the library. All donated items are evaluated for their usefulness to the collection. Remaining items may be sold, placed on our "free book" cart, or donated for the AAUW book sale, at our discretion. 

Office and art supplies - Markers, clean posterboard, glue sticks, pencils, pens, binders, notecards and notebooks are welcome but must be approved before you drop them off with us. These school supply resources are helpful to our students.

And of course, Brevard College is always grateful for monetary donations.