Requesting Library Materials
Who selects materials for Camden-Carroll Library?
Both faculty members and librarians are involved in selecting library materials.
How may faculty request that Library material be purchased?
You may send marked publisher's catalogs or flyers to your department chair (or a designated library contact within the department). Print-outs from Books in Print, Amazon wish lists, or e-mail are also good ways to request materials. Just make sure the orders go through your department chair or contact.
What types of materials may be requested?
The Library encourages the selection of all types of library materials, including books, non-print materials, and journal subscriptions.
When should requests be submitted?
Requests can be submitted at any time, but faculty should allow ample time for receipt if specific assignments are planned.
Follow this guideline for ordering:
Needed for Fall semester - Request before March 15.
Needed for Spring semester - Request before October 1.
Can orders be rushed?
Orders can sometimes be rushed to meet emergency needs. Faculty should discuss rush requests with the Chair or Contact.
How are faculty notified when materials are ready for use?
Order requests will be returned to the Chair or Contact for distribution when processing is complete. The requestor may also be notified via a weekly list of new materials which were requested by the Department.
For more information, call your Department Chair or Contact, or your Library Liaison.