To support teaching and research through the doctoral level in Human Development and Family Studies, with concentrations in early development, care and education; life-span development; family policy; marriage and family therapy, and undergraduate majors in early childhood education; child, adult and family services; and family finance, housing and policy. Basic library materials will be provided on the practical aspects of these subjects for the entire university community and specialized materials for department scholarship and teaching. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers minors in child, adult, and family services and family finance, housing and policy. The department also participates in an interdepartmental minor in gerontology. While concern for these fields is centered in the College of Human Sciences, the library resources are of interest to the faculty and students in a number of other areas, including architecture, art, biology, business, education, sociology and psychology. The HDFS department mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families through teaching, research, and extension efforts with particular concern for those who may be constrained by economic, social, and/or developmental circumstances. Outstanding, applied experiences for students are provided by our clinics for marriage and family therapy and financial counseling, and the child development laboratory school.