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Alert for Book and Media Requests

Spring 2021 Update

Book requests will be accepted for both electronic & print formats, with an e-first purchase model for faster and broader user access to book content. Print books will be acquired only when the electronic versions are not available or if there is a specific need for the print version (such as musical score, an art book, or a map). Media requests will be accepted for both streaming & DVD formats.

Purchase Deadlines

Due to budget constraints and shipping delays due to the pandemic, as well a major software migration within the library, deadlines for purchase requests this spring are earlier than usual.

Table outlines the deadlines for material purchases.
Materials Deadline Notes
Print Books March 19, 2021 Purchase requests received after this date will be considered after July 1, in FY2022.
E-Books April 15, 2021 Purchase requests received after this date will be considered after July 1, in FY2022.
Streaming media April 15, 2021 Content approved by subject librarians that is available from vendors with established license agreements and known adherence to accessibility standards will be licensed through April 15. Content not available from established vendors will be considered for licensing after July 31, 2021.
Subscription databases and journals April 30, 2021 Purchase or subscription decisions will be made by April 30, 2021. New requests will be considered after July 31, 2021 and will depend on FY2022 budget details

Purchase Request Forms

We welcome purchase recommendations or requests from the University community for books, media, journals or electronic resources.

Please use the purchase request forms for items you would like to request.

  • Book Request Form - Recommend books to be purchased by the University Libraries.
  • Video or Audio Media requests - Please contact the librarian in your subject area to discuss your recommendations.
  • Journal & eResources requests  - Please contact the librarian in your subject area to discuss your recommendations.

Find Your Subject Librarian

Your recommendation will be evaluated based on the Libraries' collection development policies and current budgetary constraints.


Purchase Request Forms (Liaison Librarians Use Only)

Liaison Librarians, please use the following forms to request books, media, journals or electronic resources.