All periods are included. Materials pertinent to the archaic, classical, medieval, renaissance, modern, and contemporary periods are relevant to teaching and research programs.
The geographic scope is world-wide, with an emphasis on North America, Europe, East Asia and South Asia, and the Near East.
English is the principal language for current collecting activity, while resources in other languages, both ancient and modern, may occasionally be collected in response to specific need.
Electronic and print monographs and serials, as well as facsimiles, microforms, and films are included in the collection.
Devotional, pastoral, inspirational, or proselytizing publications generally are not included in the collection.