2022-2023 CCDA applications are available. You can access your application here.

The deadline for electronic submission of the application is October 28, 2022.

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New York State recognizes that academic libraries share their resources with other libraries, on the state and regional level. This resource sharing makes the entire New York library ecosystem stronger. The Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) program provides annual grants to academic libraries at public and not-for-profit colleges. Since 1981, academic libraries in the METRO region have received more than $8 million in Coordinated Collection Development Aid.

About Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA)

Who Is Eligible?

CCDA funding is available to academic libraries that are eligible to receive New York State Aid and that meet certain other eligibility criteria. They must be a member of their regional library council, and they must fully participate in interlibrary loan and other resource sharing programs.

The Application Process

Applications are mailed in the spring, and libraries receive their funds in the following fall. First-time applicants must submit a “New Participant Form,” which is available from METRO. The funds are allocated via a formula based on student enrollment levels and other criteria. Applicants must also meet certain eligibility guidelines related to annual budgets. METRO provides support to academic libraries during the application process, and reviews all applications and other forms before they are forwarded to the State. Funds are distributed directly to member libraries. Approximately $700,000 is awarded annually to area academic libraries.

Contact Us

For more information on Coordinated Collection Development Aid for Academic Libraries contact Kyle Brown at kbrown@metro.org or Mark Parson at mparson@metro.org.

Our CCDA Plan

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 Empire State Library Network (ESLN) 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, 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.

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. 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.

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

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.

CCDA Plan and Process

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.

CCDA Members and Subject Areas

METRO administers CCDA funds to more than sixty academic libraries in its membership. Participating libraries collect materials in multiple formats in the following subject areas:

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: General Fiction, Theater History, History, Biographies, Plays, Musical Scores and General Reference Books
  • American Museum of Natural History: Zoology, Genomics, Paleontology, Astronomy, Strophysics, Geology, Geophysics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Conservation and Biodiversity.
  • Bank Street College of Education: Education, Pre-K to 12, Child Life, Museum studies, Educational leadership, Children's literature
  • Beth Israel-Phillips Library: Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse
  • Boricua College: Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Brooklyn Law School: Law, Criminal Justice
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent: Business/Economics, Communication, English, Fine Arts/Humanities, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Nursing, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education
  • Columbia University: Area Studies, Fine Art & Architecture, History, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Religion/Theology
  • Cooper Union: Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts
  • Cornell Medical Campus: Medicine
  • CUNY Baruch College: Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Management, Economics, Business Administration, International Business, Real Estate, Law, Statistics, Computer and Information Systems, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, English, Literature, Communications, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Art, Fine Art, Music, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Political Sciences, Journalism, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, International Affairs, Higher Education Administration
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College: Business, Nursing and Science
  • CUNY Bronx Community College: Chemistry, English, General Humanities, History, Nursing, Paralegal Studies, Science
  • CUNY Brooklyn College: American Literature, Chemistry, History, CIS
  • CUNY City College: Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • CUNY College of Staten Island: Business/Global Economy, Education/ COVID, Counseling/Social Work, Applied Science /Medical fields, Environmentalism/Global Warming, Politics/Anti-Racism 
  • CUNY Graduate Center: Psychology, Music, History
  • CUNY Hostos Community College: Allied Health, Business, Digital Design, Black and Latino Studies, Social Sciences
  • CUNY Hunter College: Education, English, and Italian
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Fire Science, Forensic Psychology, International Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Public Administration, Forensic Account, Court Interpretation, Forensic Computing, Law and Literature, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies, Law Enforcement, Corrections
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College: Nursing, Business, Art, Accounting, Liberal Arts, Education
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College: Business (including Paralegal Studies and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management); Computer Science; Deaf Studies; Education; Engineering; English; Human Services; Humanities; Mathematics; Media Studies; Nursing and Allied Health; and Social Sciences.
  • CUNY Lehman College: Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Economics and Business, English, Health Sciences, History, Nursing, Social Work
  • CUNY Medger Evers College: Civil Rights Book Collection, Black History, Political Science, Public Administration, Professional Development, Career Development
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology, Ursula C. Schwerin Library: Design and Media, Information Technology, Applied Arts and Sciences, Business and Hospitality, Healthcare, Teacher Education, Humanities, Teacher Education
  • CUNY Queensborough Community College: Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature
  • CUNY Queens College: Library & Information Studies, Education, Music, Art, Psychology
  • CUNY York College: Resources for graduate programs-Social work, Physician Assistant, and Occupational Therapy
  • Fashion Institute of Technology: Business and Marketing, Fashion and Textiles, Interior Design
  • Fordham University: History, English, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Music, theater, Dance, Economics, Business, Education, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science
  • Helene Fuld College of Nursing: Nursing, Sciences, Social Sciences and Languages
  • Iona College: Psychology, Sociology, Literature, Religious Studies, Business, Management, Science and Technology, Fine and Performing Arts, Education, Criminal Justice, Marketing, Mass Communication, History, Political Science
  • Julliard School: Dance, Drama, Music
  • Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus: Biological and Health Sciences, Business, Political Science, Computer Science, Humanities, and Sciences
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: Cancer Biology
  • Manhattan College: Business, Education, Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technology
  • Manhattan School of Music: Music (Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater)
  • Manhattanville College: Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Visual Studies, Health and Life Sciences
  • Marymount Manhattan College: New York City Seminars, Theater History, Dance History, New Media (Comm Arts)
  • Mercy College: Business & Accounting, Education, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Metropolitan College of New York: Community Land, South Bronx/Men of Color and education/Community Organizing/Activism and Poverty and General Collections to support curriculum
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Gustave L. & Janet W. Levy Library: Health Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy, Healthcare Administration
  • New School: Social Sciences, Humanities, Art and Design
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine: Podiatry, Sports Medicine, Primary Care, Dermatology, Orthopedics and Family Practice
  • New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalysis, Psychology
  • New York Law School: Law, Jurisprudence, Access to Justice
  • New York Medical College: Bioethics, Biostatistics, Diversity-GLBT Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Disabilities and Health, Physical Therapy, Speech-language Pathology, Managed Care, Health Populations and Disease Prevention, Women's Health, International/Global Health, Environmental Health Issues
  • New York School of Interior Design: Interior Design, Architecture, History of Art
  • New York University: Business and Economics, English and American Literature
  • Pratt Institute: Art, Architecture, Design, Library Science, Liberal Arts & Science
  • Rockefeller University: Biology, Biochemistry
  • Sarah Lawrence College: All general liberal arts areas
  • St. John's Riverside Hosp-Cochran School of Nursing: Nursing and medical texts, journals and databases
  • St. Frances College: Education, Health Science, History, Music, and Sociology.
  • St. John's University Libraries: Accounting, Environmental Studies, Health & Medical Care, Government & Politics
  • St. Joseph's College: Grant funds will be appropriated for the ongoing maintenance of journal subscriptions in support of the Nursing curriculum.
  • SUNY Purchase: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater
  • SUNY College of Optometry: Optometry, Ophthalmology, Optics, Neurology, Head Trauma, Practice Management, Learning Disabilities, Public Health, Evidence-based Medicine.
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn: Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Health Related Professions and Graduate Research
  • SUNY Maritime College: Engineering, Science, Humanities, Business, Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture
  • Teacher's College: Dance education, Diabetes Education and Management, Sexuality, Women and Gender in Psychology and Education
  • Touro College: Physicians Assistant, Education, Nursing, Psychology
  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology: Management, Aeronautics, Engineering, Mathematics, Liberal Arts, Aviation Engineering
  • Wagner College: Bacteriology, Business Administration, Economics, Chemistry, Nursing, and Education
  • Westchester Community College: Nursing, Radiology, Emergency Medical Technician Certification, Personal Training Certification; Marketing and Management; Office Technologies
  • Yeshiva University: Social work, Judaic studies