Answered By: Robert Fitzpatrick
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014     Views: 8

Yes!  We love to get recommendations from students, faculty, and other library users.

Requesting Library Materials for Purchase

The Library strongly encourages teaching faculty to make recommendations for adding materials to our collections that support teaching and student research in their classes and disciplines. We provide each teaching department with a library faculty liaison to whom you can channel requests for material purchases or any other inquiries about departmental library needs. Requests for books or other media can be made at anytime to your library liaison via a simple e-mail, note, marked publisher’s flyer, or bibliography list. There’s no need to check our holdings before hand. Requests for items costing $400 or more, or for online resources, are discussed and evaluated by the library faculty as a whole, but routine book requests are processed automatically.

Requests for adding journal subscriptions are also subject to a review and evaluation process by the library faculty. This is done to consider issues such as current online availability, research value to specific courses and programs, cost, and ready access to indexing and abstracting. Please contact your subject liaison for advice in requesting a journal.