To help you choose
- EnterProfile is a web-based book selection service. It lets you set up your own subject areas of interest and delivers new title information to your PC. To use this service, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone extension and email address. We will set up a user account for you.
- EnterBooks is the main source of information for checking existing book details and compiling subject lists of academic books, including both print books and ebooks. To use this service please contact Acquistions (ext 1469 or email@example.com ) for logon and password details.
- Other booksellers:
If you have any queries please contact Acquisitions (ext 1469).
We allocate part of our budget to each School or Division. This is done by a formula based on FTEs and the average book price for the subject. We have a separate fund for reading list material.
How to order a book
- Ordering reading list books
- Ordering books not on reading lists
There are several ways:
- online form
- email: you can email book order requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, copied to your School's library rep for authorisation. Include your School or Division fund code as well as any details you have - author, title, publisher, edition, date, ISBN, price and so on.
- Please check the catalogue for items already in stock and tell us if extra copies are needed. ('No. of copies' on the order request card means the total number of copies recommended for the library stock.)
- Please include as much detail as possible, especially price and ISBN, as this speeds the process. We normally buy paperbacks if possible.
- A source of reference attached (like a publisher’s flyer or catalogue) helps us with ordering - please tell us if you want this returned.
- We normally put items in the reference (reading lists) collection only when there is also a copy in the main collection.
- Our policy is to order published items only. Ordering unpublished items involves a lot of extra work.
Book ordering at the end of the financial year
- The financial year runs from 1 August to 31 July. To receive as many orders as possible within it, we set a cut-off date for accepting requests, usually at the end of May.
- After that we pool remaining School funds and process requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Orders outstanding at the end of one financial year are carried over into the next. Although we always try to carry forward committed funds, we cannot guarantee this. You may want to consider cancelling orders not received before the end of July as they may come out of your allocation for the next year.
Inter-library loan spending
Inter-library Loans requested by students have to be authorised by a lecturer. You should also give your School or Division's fund code – for example BNE, CCT. It is your responsibility to confirm that the item is necessary for the student’s course. Students should have checked whether they can consult it locally.