|Library resource allocation||Reading list material|
Academic staff must order books and journals via their Library Representative.
|Book order form for staff|
|Book/Resource suggestion form for students (University login required)|
|Journal order form|
|Electronic resources order form|
Recommended dates for last ordering and cancelling in the current financial year.
|Ordering books||By 31st May|
|Ordering journals||By 1st May|
|Cancelling journals (not shared)||By 1st September|
|Cancelling journals (shared)||By 1st August|
Book orders can be sent to Library Acquisitions, Floor 1, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, in a variety of ways - order cards, clearly annotated publishers' catalogues or the web Book Order Form. All orders must carry the authorising signature or password of the appropriate Departmental Library Representative. The web order form should be completed, as far as possible, by the recommender and forwarded to the appropriate Library Representative (see instructions at the top of the form) for authorisation. Please provide as much information as possible.
To ensure orders are placed within the current financial year and arrive in time for the start of next session, please send orders to us by the 31st May.
Orders for new journals, including back runs, must be done on the web Journal Order Form. This ensures a better service and a thorough method of recording orders.
1st May is the recommended date for placing new orders for the current financial year. Cancellations must be notified to us by 1st September if the journal cost is not shared with another department. If it is shared, notify us by 1st August as we need time to contact the other department(s) during vacation and get a decision.
Recommending electronic resources which are on a subscription basis must be done on the web Electronic Resources Form.
Part of the Library's resource allocation is devolved to individual departments. Each academic unit has a Library Representative who administers the fund. Advice on spending the resource allocation and the ordering procedure is explained in the Library Guide
In exceptional circumstances academic staff may obtain refunds for personal purchases of books or other material which they intend to purchase and place in the Library. In all such cases prior approval from the Library will be required - no refunds will be provided without this prior approval. Please contact email@example.com detailing the item(s) you require to purchase and stating why they cannot be acquired through our standard acquisition procedures