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22 Pa. Code § 31.41. Library and learning resources.


§ 31.41. Library and learning resources.

 (a)  An institution shall maintain adequate library and learning resources for all programs offered. The adequacy shall be determined by the appropriateness of print, electronic and other collections for the achievement of the stated objectives of the institution, as related to its statement of philosophy and mission.

 (b)  An institution developing or offering graduate instruction shall maintain for each program a variety and depth of needed specialized material, including planned library expansion as necessary with suitable commitment of institutional funds. The library shall be adequate to provide a base for the research activities of both graduate faculty members and graduate students.

 (c)  Institutional consideration shall be given to cooperative endeavors among institutions for the purpose of sharing library collections, to computerized library information retrieval systems, and to the proximity of other educational libraries when a harmonious relationship can be developed and demonstrated as functional. The sharing arrangements shall be used only to supplement the basic library services provided by the institution.


   The provisions of this §  31.41 amended under sections 2603-B and 2604-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  26-2603-B and 26-2604-B); and section 1 of the act of August 13, 1963 (P. L. 698, No. 372) (24 P. S. §  2421) (Repealed).


   The provisions of this §  31.41 adopted April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1389; amended February 7, 1992, effective February 8, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 578; amended July 14, 2006, effective July 15, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3650. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (244535) to (244536).

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