Requesting New Items for the Library

Academic Staff are able to request the acquisition of new items and journal subscriptions. For book purchases use the Request New Items for the Library Collections form, or email the Acquisitions team at Recommendations by students or general staff can be made through the Comments & Suggestions Form.

The Library's policy is e preferred.

Checking Order Progress

Any queries about an order at any stage of the ordering process can be directed to the Acquisitions team.

Notification on Arrival

If a staff member wishes to be notified when an item arrives, please note this on the order. An email will be sent out at the time the book is received.

If a title has been received and you require it urgently, please email the Acquisitions team at They will arrange priority processing and have it in the library within 24 hours (in most cases).

New books are displayed on the New Book Display for seven days. See also Resource Lists and Indexes for updated lists of the most recently received items.

Requesting a New Journal or Database

Please submit all applications for new journals and databases via your Academic Liaison Librarian.

New journals are displayed on the New Journal Display for seven days. This is located on Level 2 of the Central Library.