Stock policy

Our aim is to ensure that the stock in Hampshire’s Libraries and Discovery Centres is:

  • targeted to each service point based on local needs, library size and library use
  • selected to meet the information, educational, recreational and cultural needs of all members of that community
  • suited to all, regardless of age, gender, race, class, ability, ethnic origin, language, culture, religion or sexual orientation
  • selected from all materials: books, (including large print and audio formats), magazines, audio-visual media, ebooks, emagazines and digital library service
  • well presented, well managed and in good physical condition

This strong customer focus is embodied by what we call ‘The Hampshire Way'.

Hampshire Libraries Stock policy