This retention schedule provides a listing of records common throughout libraries, regardless of library size.

Please note, if you do not have these records, you are not required to create them. Because the functions of library units differ, you may also have a Departmental Retention Schedule for those records which are unique to your unit. Records may be created in either hardcopy or electronic format. 

If a record being created by your library is not found on this retention schedule, please contact Records Management Services at 543.0573 or  

However, be aware that all records pertaining to ongoing or pending audits, lawsuits (or even reasonably anticipated lawsuits), litigation holds or public disclosure proceedings must not be destroyed, damaged or altered until the issue is resolved and you are specifically advised that such records may be destroyed.  

For financial and personnel records, please use the UW General Records Retention Schedule.