Software Policy

Computer Software

The library does not purchase stand-alone software with funds for library materials.  Purchase requisitions for software should be submitted by colleges and departments through normal channels to the U of M Director of Purchasing, the only University official authorized to attach an addendum of legal limitations and sign agreements with software suppliers.

If during the bibliographic search process it is determined that a title requested for the library collection is accompanied by a CD-ROM or other software, the Collection Management Department will attempt to ascertain whether any copyright restrictions would preclude its use in a circulating library collection.  The library reserves the right to decline to purchase material containing such restrictions.

When purchased, material accompanied by discs will be housed in a location suitable for safeguarding data on the discs.

This page was last updated 06/06/2014
Please send questions/comments/suggestions to
Karen Brunsting, Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian.