Ordering Library Materials
Librarians welcome recommendations from faculty, staff and students for the purchase of books, periodicals and other library materials. Subject Librarians and the Research Collections office coordinate the selection of materials to be added to the collection. Please check the library catalog to determine whether or not the Libraries already have the title before sending an order. Subject Librarians or the Research Collections office (974-6949) can answer questions about the status of a specific order in the Libraries' acquisition system.
- Provide as much information as possible about an order request. Include author, title, publisher, price, and date of publication.
- Send complete order information from a catalog, brochure, or website if you have it.
- Attach descriptive material to the request when it is available.
- Send completed order requests to the appropriate Library Representative, Subject Librarian, or to the Research Collections office, 146 Hodges Library.
- Requests may also be dropped in the Suggestion Boxes near the Circulation desk in the Hodges Library or in the branch libraries.
For requests related to teaching and research, each academic department has a designated Library Representative. Library Representatives advise Subject Librarians in the selection of materials. Order requests may be submitted to a departmental Library Representative or directly to a Subject Librarian.
RUSH PROCESSING FOR PRIORITY REQUESTS
- If you wish to be notified when an item is available for use, provide a name, address and telephone number with the order request. Items that are needed immediately for teaching or research needs may be marked "RUSH." Rush processing incurs additional costs for the Libraries, so please use this designation sparingly.
- Titles needed for Reserve should also be marked "RUSH" and directed to the Integrated User Services department in Hodges Library or the appropriate branch library.
- Out-of-print orders from antiquarian catalogs and other time-sensitive offers should be marked "Rush."