When you make a resource request you will be asked for the reason of the request.
If items are needed for teaching/reading list for a specific module then they need to be made by Academic Staff teaching on that module via Talis Aspire.
If you would like to request a resource for purchase by the library, you can do so using the Purchase Request Form.
The Purchase Request Form is the easy way for you suggest a purchase for the library collection.
All members of staff and all students from across the University request a purchase for a book that you need. You don't need permission from your department to make a request. If you do have a Library Rep though in your department they can offer advice if needed.
If your purchase request is for an individual journal volume or a subscription to a journal please contact your Faculty Librarian to ask about this. If you are just wanting an article from a journal then Inter Library Loan is another option for you.
*If you are responsible for a reading list for teaching please submit those requests via Talis Aspire.*
Remember: Please check Discover to check our current availability.
Tip: In order to process your request quickly, it is helpful if you can provide as much information as possible.
The Library has an eBook first purchasing policy. This means we will purchase an eBook where there is one available for a library to purchase.
If no eBook is available the Library will purchase a print copy ONLY if the option on the Purchase Request Form 'Print Copy Acceptable' is ticked. If this is not ticked the request will be rejected if no eBook is available.
If there is an accessibility reason why an eBook is not suitable please give details in the reason for request section of the form and tick the box 'Print Copy Acceptable'.
Stage 1: Request for purchase submitted to the library.
Stage 2: Library staff assess request..
Stage 3: Requests are ordered by the acquisitions team. Requests submitted using the purchase form are acknowledged once approved. (If unable to order the requestor will be notified. You can also view the status of your request by logging into your account on Discover. On some occasions an Inter-Library Loan request may be made unless a purchase has specifically been asked for). Once a title has been ordered it will display on Discover.
Stage 4: While the items are on order, library staff catalogue the item.
Stage 5: Items are supplied to the library..
Stage 6: Items are processed/activated ready for reading/collection.
Stage 7: Items are available to borrow or read online.