'Acquisitions' is the section of the Library responsible for the acquisition of, and subscription to books, serials and other teaching resources for the Library. Acquisition can be by purchase and through donation. The section is responsible for ordering of books and serials in all formats.
It generally takes between 1-3 months to acquire items, depending on availability with publishers. When a staff member orders an item, they will be notified by email when the item goes on the shelf and is available for use.
For additional information about the progress of an order please email: email@example.com
Orders for individual books can be placed using this
Completing the online form
Please enter the details of the books:
In the note field, please indicate if your books are for research or if they will be used on a module. If they will be used on a module, please enter the Module code here also.
The book request form submits directly to the Collection Services Staff and will be processed by the staff there.
It can take up to six weeks for a book to arrive in the Library although most books will arrive much sooner.
Please give the Library as much time as possible to order and process books in advance of the next semester (or whenever you need it). Requests made close to the start of semester will be processed as urgent but we cannot guarantee that they will be accessible to students in time.
Email sent to all academic staff requesting orders for new books for the next academic year.
N.B. Ordering for print ceases after 2nd week of July. Ordering for print would commence after 1st week of September.
Email sent to all academic staff requesting orders for new books for semester 2
Access levels of ebooks:
Once an order for an ebook has been placed and email is sent to the requestor. The ebook will appear on Summon after 3 day.
Status: On Order
Once an order for a print book has been placed, it will appear on Summon after 3 days
Status: In process of Acquisition technical service
Item received but not on shelf. To request the book click on Sign In
Status: Item In Place
Item is on the shelves and available to be loaned.