We automatically purchase required textbooks priced $75 and over, and add them to course reserves. Please submit the Purchase Request Form if you would like us to purchase course materials that fall under that price threshold.
Please note: We purchase books based on a report from the University Bookstore. If your books were submitted to the bookstore after the quarterly deadline, we may not be aware of your titles. Please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the Purchase Request Form.
Format priority for purchasing:
- 1st choice: we automatically purchase an unlimited, concurrent user ebook when possible. Please note that most textbooks are not available in an ebook format for libraries to license or purchase, including popular, consumer-oriented ebook platforms such as Kindle.
- 2nd choice: we automatically purchase a single print copy when an unlimited ebook is not available. Faculty are also encouraged to submit personal copies for temporary reserve use.
- By request only: We will purchase a limited use ebook (1-3 concurrent uses) when requested. Please share best practices for limited use e-books with your students if appropriate.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com