Purchasing Materials for the Library Collection

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Books, Movies, and CDs

Emmanuel d'Alzon Library will make every effort to purchase materials that support our undergraduate and graduate curricula. Some departments have specific policies in place for ordering library materials. For instance, some department chairs place all orders for their department, while other department chairs allow all department members to request materials through their Library department liaison. Please check with your department chair.

To request a purchase, please submit our Purchase Request Form or contact your liaison.


Choice Reviews Online 

Choice Reviews Online is a highly regarded resource for reviews of new academic titles and websites.  You can use Choice to identify new titles for the Library. For help using Choice, please see our helpful guide


How the Library Orders Materials

The Library contracts with specific book vendors to receive the best price on materials. If the item is not available for purchase through one of our vendors, we will order it directly from the publisher, association or distributor.


Books On Order and New Acquisitions

Books on order are searchable in our Library Catalog. Order information appears in capital letters, and you will see the designation "On Order" or "Received."

Once a book or movie is added to the collection, a location and call number will indicate where to find the item in the Library.