Through its Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) program, New York State invests in the important role academic libraries play in the state resource sharing environment. Materials purchased in a wide range of subject areas by the Metropolitan New York Library Council’s (METRO) academic library members are shared with libraries of all types through regional and statewide delivery systems, increasing the variety and number of resources available to New York State residents.

METRO’s current CCDA plan operates under the guidelines below. These guidelines have been developed by the Program Administrator for the Coordinated Collection Development Program at the State Library with the assistance of the New York Reference and Research Resources Councils (NY3Rs) who administer the program at the local level. The purpose of this program is to enhance academic library collections thereby strengthening regional collections that are available via resource sharing. Accordingly,

  1. Any library materials can be purchased under the resource sharing program by an academic institution as long as it can be lent to or used by the patrons of members of the reference and research library resources systems.

  2. Periodicals, serials, and reference materials can be purchased as long as they can be lent to or used by patrons of members of the reference and research library resources systems. The materials need not circulate if they do not circulate to students or faculty in the home academic institution.

  3. Electronic database costs can be paid under the resource-sharing program by an academic institution if the license permits on-site use by patrons and by members of the reference and research library resources system.

  4. Fees paid for providing access to materials acquired through document delivery can not be included because the materials are not subsequently available for loan to others. Institutional fees such as overhead and processing charges can not be paid for with CCDA program funds.

  5. Duplication of titles purchased with Coordinated Collection Development Program funds in different academic libraries is acceptable if the duplication meets regional collection development needs.

  6. All use of Coordinated Collection Development Program funds presumes that there is also an ongoing and substantial commitment of institutional funds to collection development, as required in the legislation for the Coordinated Collection Development Program.

Commissioner's Regulation §90.15 (e) Maintenance of Effort states…amount expended for library materials; therefore electronic access to a database from which library material, e.g. a journal article, journal citation, or other information sources that may be retrieved and shared, can be included as part of the total library materials expenditures in order to demonstrate maintenance of collection-building efforts from year-to-year.


METRO’s CCDA Plan may be revised periodically to reflect changes in member institutions’ collection development priorities. A complete list of participating institutions and their collection foci will be posted on the METRO website with a form for members to register any changes to their collection development priorities. Revisions may also be based on recommendations by the Resource Sharing Advisory Council (to be formed in 2012) to the Board of Trustees and and the All revisions are subject to approval by METRO’s Board of Trustees and will be announced to participating members and the New York State Library Division of Library Development.


METRO administers CCDA funds to approximately seventy-six academic libraries in its membership. Participating libraries collect materials in multiple formats in the following subject areas:

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Dramatic Arts

Bank Street College of Education

Child Development, Child Psychology, Children's Literature, Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Museum Education

Barnard College

Women's Studies

Beth Israel-Phillips Library

Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse

Boricua College

Bi-Lingual Education, General Studies, Legal

Brooklyn Law School

Criminal Justice, Jurisprudence, Law

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Business/Economics, Communication, English, Fine Arts/Humanities, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Nursing, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education

College of New Rochelle

Nursing, Biology, Science

Columbia University

Area Studies, Fine Arts & Architecture, History (Including Rare Books), Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences, Religion/Theology

Concordia College

Business, Education, Health, Mathematics, Science

Cooper Union

Architecture, Contemporary Art, Electronic Databases, Engineering/Technology

Cornell University Medical Campus


CUNY of Baruch College

Business, Limited Natural Science Monographic Books, Social Sciences & Humanities

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

Business Management, Computers, Ethnic Studies, Allied Health, Nursing

CUNY Bronx Community College

Chemistry, English, General Humanities, History, Nursing, Paralegal, Science

CUNY Brooklyn College

American Literature, Chemistry, CIS, History

CUNY City College

Biology, Biological Chemistry, Engineering, Physics

CUNY College of Staten Island

Social Work, Nursing, Education

CUNY Graduate Center

History, Music, Political Science

CUNY Hostos Community College

Collections supporting General Associate's level programs including, Allied Health, Liberal Arts & Sciences

CUNY Hunter College

Art, Education, English

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice, Forensic Accounting & Computing, Forensic Science, Fire Science, Judicial Studies, Public Management, Law & Literature

CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Civic Engagement, Criminal Justice, Hospitality/Tourism, Nursing, Reference,

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Engineering, English, Humanities, Information Technology, Nursing, Paralegal, Social Science

CUNY Lehman College

Business, Economics, English, Health Sciences, History, Plant Sciences

CUNY Medgar Evers College

African-American Studies, Biology, Business & Management, Caribbean & Ethnic Studies, Computer Science, Education, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences

CUNY of Queens College

Art & Art History, English & American Literature, Music, Library & Information Science

CUNY Queens College (School of Law)


CUNY York College

The Library will purchase materials to support curriculum needs of students and faculty in Social Sciences and Humanities

Fashion Institute of Technology

Business, Decorative Arts, Fashion & Costume, Fine Arts,

Fordham University

Art, Business Education, Chemistry, Dance, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Medieval Studies, Music, Physics, Theatre, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Nursing, Science & Allied Health Care

Iona College

Business, History, Literature, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Science & Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Fine & Performing Arts, Marketing, Mass Communication, Reference

Juilliard School

Dance, Drama, Music

Long Island College Hospital

Hospital/Medical Management, Medicine & Related Specialties, Nursing, Public Health

Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus

Business, Health Sciences

Manhattan College

Business, Education, Engineering

Manhattan School of Music


Manhattanville College

Business, General Studies, History, Philosophy, Science

Marymount Manhattan College

Business, Gender Studies, International Studies, Religion

Mercy College

Business & Accounting, Education, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Social & Behavior Sciences.

Metropolitan College of New York

Masters in Special Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Gustave L. & Janet W. Levey Library

Biosciences, Clinical Sciences, Life Sciences

Mt Vernon Hosp Hopfer Sch Nursing

Allied Health & Surgery, Nursing, Medicine,

New School University

Art & Design, Social Sciences & Humanities

New York Academy of Art

Anatomy & Figurative Art, Art History & Theory, Art Techniques, Philosophy

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Dermatology, Podiatry, Primary Care & Family Practice, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, New York

Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry

New York Law School

Jurisprudence, Law

New York Medical College

Behavioral Sciences, Bioethics, Biostatistics, Diversity-GLT Health, Disabilities & Health, Emergency Preparedness, Epidemiology, Physical Therapy,
Public Health, Speech-Language Pathology, Managed Care, Health Literacy, Health Populations & Disease Prevention, Health Policy & Management, Health Promotion, Industrial Hygiene, Special Health Care Needs, Women's Health

New York School of Interior Design

Architecture, Decorative Arts, Fine Arts, Interior Design, New York City History

New York University

Business, Economics, English & American Literature

Pace University

Business, Forensic Sciences, Nursing

Polytechnic University

Biological Engineering, Chemical, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology Management

Pratt Institute

Art, Architecture Design, Library Science, Liberal Arts

CUNY Queensborough Community College

Computers, History, Immigration, Literature, Nursing, Social Issues

Rockefeller University

Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, General Biology/Life Sciences, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Neurosciences, Physiology, Hematology, History of Medicine & Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Translational Medicine

Sarah Lawrence College

Environmental Studies, Human Genetics, International Studies, Literature, Science, Women's Studies

St John's Riverside Hosp-Cochran School of Nursing

Journals & Databases, Nursing & Medical Text

St. Francis College

Education, Health Science, History & Music, Sociology

St. John's University Libraries

Accounting, Environmental Studies, Government & Politics, Health & Medical Care

St. Joseph's College

Business, Child Studies, Liberal Arts, Psychology

SUC Purchase

Art, Dance, Film, Music

SUNY College of Optometry

Head Trauma, Learning Disabilities, Neurology, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Optics, Practice Management, Public Health

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health

SUNY Maritime College

Merchant Mariner Training, Marine Engineering, Maritime History, Navigation

Teachers College

Clinical Psychology, Education, Health Sciences

Touro College

Business, Jewish Studies, Psychology

Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology

Aeronautics, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management, Mathematics

Wagner College

Business, Chemistry, Education, Nursing

Westchester Community College

Allied Health, Business, Nursing, Technologies

Yeshiva University

Jewish Studies, Social Work

American Museum of Natural History

Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geology, Geophysics, Genomics, Paleontology, Zoology

Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,

Info not available at time of report

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Info not available at time of report

CUNY New York City College of Technology, Ursula C. Schwerin Library

Info not available at time of report

Board of Trustees Approval: May 7, 2012