Collection management is an area least developed in library professional literature. The work examines the collection management policies and procedures at the Balme Library of the University of Ghana, and how such procedures meet the urgent needs of library users as well as the goals of the parent institution. The acquisition of materials in various subject areas has increased with the introduction of new courses and the explosive increase in the student population in the past decade. There is therefore the need to ensure that all subject areas are adequately catered for. The author has made several recommendations towards improving the situation. .