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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 If you do not publish, updates to your list will not be visible to students.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 Sarah Purcell 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

Journals and eresources (databases, ebook packages and multimedia eresources) are purchased by subscription, requiring an annual fee.  Our resources are made discoverable via Library Search

This year we are running a journal consultation rather than our usual requests process, and the form is now closed.  Your feedback will be used to determine which titles are key for learning, teaching and research, and any gaps in coverage. This review is replacing the eresource requests process for the 2020-21 academic year.  Requests outside of the consultation will not be considered at this time.

Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian if you wish to see a review of last year’s requests.