The Public Affairs collection supports teaching and research at the masters and doctoral level, and secondarily, to serve the needs of public officials. This special collection is interdisciplinary; in-depth collecting in some specialized areas may be sporadic to meet curriculum needs. Major interest areas are public administration, public finance, public health, social welfare and service delivery systems, and international trade and development.
English is the primary language of the collection, with works in other languages acquired selectively.
Electronic and print format materials are collected to meet the needs of users. Periodicals and products of mainstream U.S. and international publishers are collected in electronic format, when available.
Materials are collected across call number ranges to meet user needs.