Suggestion of a Title for Purchase
The collections of the University Libraries encompass a variety of formats
and languages, including books, journals, newspapers, manuscripts, audio-visual
materials, and electronic resources. Collection Managers with designated subject
responsibilities select these materials to provide direct support for the
instructional and research programs of the University.
Libraries welcome suggestions and recommendations for new library materials.
Please complete the form below to request an addition to the general collection.
There is a separate form to suggest
Before you begin:
- Please check the online
to verify that the Libraries do not own the item yet.
- Suggestions from UM faculty, students and staff are given the highest
- If you have a list of titles you wish to request, please consider contacting
the Librarian responsible for selecting materials for the subject area. The
Directory of Subject Specialists lists
Librarians with their selection areas.
- You can request an Interlibrary Loan of
materials that the Libraries do not own. Materials borrowed in this way are
usually available within a matter of weeks.
- Subject selectors make the final purchase decisions. Factors that affect the
decision include relevance to the curriculum and budgetary constraints.