Staff: Ordering library stock

Ordering library stock

Book suggestions from all staff and students will be considered. Priority will be given to teaching and research materials requested by staff. To order stock to be added to our collections please fill out the book purchase request form available once you are logged into your library account.

Due to budget restrictions, there are limits on what can be ordered for a module. Typically, two copies of a book are ordered for a module and one copy of a book is ordered for research materials. This can be adjusted and to determine how many copies will be purchased for the Library, the Collection Development and Description Librarian will also look at:

  • the size of the module,
  • the type of book that is being requested,
  • the cost of the book,
  • and at the usage figures on similar books.

If you have a preference for either print or electronic formats, please specify this when placing the request. If the option is available and the price difference is reasonable, the Library will tend to prefer the eBook. eBooks are generally available to the Library under single-user (1 concurrent user) and multi-user (3 concurrent users) licences.

See:  Collection Development policy.

See: Reading Lists.

In order to fully support students and academic staff, the Library needs to receive all the reading lists in GMIT and set up access to the resources on those lists before the start of each semester.