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Books and media for specific modules

Make sure your lists are uploaded onto the Resource List system. All current modules should have a list on this system. When you add new books for ordering remember to select Request Review. On the resulting screen, check the student numbers figure, and click Request Review. You will be returned to the edit view of your list, and you should now click Publish and then in the pop-up box, click Publish again. If you do not publish, updates to your list will not be visible to students. 

As long as a review is requested, Library Services can check that the books are in stock, that we have enough copies and that they're on the right loan status for students. We will also check for ebooks to increase student access to key resources.

If there are an excessive number of items on a list, the library will contact the module leader to discuss.

Lists for Semester 1/Term 1 should be updated by August 1st each year
Lists for Semester 2/ Term 2 should be updated by December 1st each year
Lists for Term 3 should be updated by March 1st each year

Due to the high volume of requests, the Library cannot guarantee that resources ordered after these dates will be received in time for the start of the semester.
Courses that do not fit into this pattern are advised to contact their Academic Liaison Librarian for advice.


Items for general use

This may include material required for general updating of stock, current scholarship in the subject area etc.
These items can be requested via your Academic Liaison Librarian.

To order Teaching Collection items, please liaise with Hannah Hickman in the first instance. A suggestion form for items is available, and we welcome suggestions for new stock or curricula topics from staff, students and the education community. There is more information about the collection on our Teaching Collection webpage

Items not required for resource lists can be ordered at any time, up until the beginning of May each year, subject to budget.

For more information see the University Library Services resource review policy


Journals and eresources

Thank you for your requests, the online form is closed while we review responses for 2019-20.  

Subscriptions to journals, databases, ebook subject collections and other online resources (excluding single ebook titles) may be requested for learning & teaching and research.  Please note that we cannot usually order licensed software, audio visual material which cannot be loaned, or material which needs to be hosted on a server.

When choosing which eresources to purchase, we ask you to provide a case via our online request form (currently closed for review).  We also look at a number of criteria that will affect access, such as compatibility with Library Search, usage statistics provision and how many users can access the resource.  Journals will normally only be purchased if available electronically.

Eresource subscriptions often attract yearly price increases, which have an ongoing effect on our budget for resources. For these eresources, we assign priorities and purchase as many as we can with any annual budget uplift. For lower cost items, it may be possible to offset costs by cancelling lesser used items in consultation with Institutes.

Here is a summary of our process to help with your planning: