Once materials are selected for purchase, the selector is responsible for determining the number of copies purchased and the branch placement of each copy. Due to budgetary and space constraints, a copy of each selected title cannot be placed in each branch. Placement of materials is determined using a countywide approach to create a comprehensive collection of materials system wide. Chesterfield County Public Library provides delivery services between branches to allow customer access to multiple branch collections.
Distribution of materials is determined using the following factors:
Significance and/or usefulness to the branch community
Previous demand in each branch for similar subject, genre or author
Anticipated demand for material based customer requests
Support of upcoming programs, advertising or other library-generated interest
Relationship to existing material in the branch collection
Items in good condition are subject to permanent transfer to other branches as the needs of each branch community and each branch collection evolve.