Resources Management: Ordering Process

Before submitting a request, please review the Library’s Collection Development Policy:

Faculty may request books or videos via the web forms below or may submit orders in print or email format to the liaisons for their department or to the Associate Director for Resources Management

Requesters should give complete bibliographic information and indicate the priority of the order request as follows:

RUSH - Acquire As Soon As Possible. Item is required for reserve or use during the upcoming semester. Please include class name and number if the item is for reserve. Please try to have order requests submitted four to six weeks prior to the time needed to allow for ordering, receipt, cataloging, and processing.

A - Essential. Item should be acquired when feasible.

B - Desirable. Item would be of value to the collection and should be purchased if funds permit.

Careful thought should be given to requesting videos for the collection. If a video is to be used only once, it may be more cost-effective to rent it. If it is planned to use a video multiple times, it may be more cost-effective to buy it.

Requests for new journal subscriptions require special consideration and should be discussed with the academic department liaison and the Associate Director for Resources Management. It is currently the policy that a department must drop a title, of like monetary value, in order to add a new one. This policy was necessitated by the tremendous costs for periodicals borne by the Library and the lack of space to shelve new bound volumes. In order to meet the demand for journal articles, the Library seeks to subscribe to online databases with full-text that can be accessed by the University community both in the Library and remotely.

Kristine Mudrick
Associate Director for Resources Management
Saint Joseph's University
Last revision / review:  July 20, 2016