Recommend Resources for Purchase
As experts in their respective fields, the University faculty are key participants in building a curriculum-relevant collection of library resources. Faculty input in collection development is highly desired and encouraged. This page is intended to assist faculty as they make resource recommendations for the library’s collections. The library collects a variety of formats: books, audiobooks, e-books, DVDs, music CDs, print journals, online database subscriptions, and subscription websites.
In order to view the library’s current collections, use the links listed under ‘Owned Resources.’ To discover resources to recommend for inclusion in the library’s collections, use the links listed under ‘Selection Tools.’ For help or additional information, contact your liaison librarian.
Anyone can make personal suggestions for items to be added to the collection. Additionally, each academic department has its own set of procedures for making requests to support academic programs. Please check with your department chair about his or her preferred procedure for those requests. Please review the Collection Development Policy which governs additions to the collections. Requests can be submitted online using this form. If you have a large volume of requests, please check with your department chair to acquire a request form that can accommodate multiple items on one form. Providing as much detail as possible about the material will ensure speed and accuracy in processing the request.