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Requesting a purchase

The Library welcomes requests for resource purchases.

We have a dedicated acquisitions team based within Collections at the Bill Bryson Library. The team order books for Bill Bryson Library, Palace Green, Business School, International Study Centre (Stockton) and Ushaw Divines.

All members of the University can request the library to purchase a book for the library collection.

This can be:

  • a suggestion for a new item to be added to our collections
  • request additional copies of items to be purchased
  • Reading List items (Reading list requests from Staff must be made via Talis Aspire)
  • replace missing or damaged books

The reason for requesting a title can range from resources for teaching to general interest.

These pages provide a brief introduction on how to request a purchase, types of request, routes for purchasing for staff and students, delivery times and answer some of your questions.   

Ask DULib

Contact us through our enhanced virtual enquiry desk, Ask DULib. Search our FAQs, email us, or chat with a librarian. 
Ask DULib is available to all students, staff and users.

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Busy Times of the Year

The acquisitions team receive a large number of requests each month. The graph shows the average number of requests by month.

September and October are very busy periods due to the large number of reading lists that require checking.

We aim to place orders within 7 working days but during busy times of the year it may be longer.

Recent Purchases