We aim to make all the books and resources available that you need for your learning and research. Before you make a request or recommendation, make sure we don't already have what you need:
- check LibrarySearch for books, journal articles, DVDs and other items
- check the digital resources directory to see if we already have a package that includes the same or similar material.
Which type of request you should make depends on what material you need, what you need it for and who would benefit.
Is it for your specific research?
If you need a book or resource for a lengthy period during your research project or thesis, use the Recommend a book or resource for the Library form.
Do you need it quickly?
Book, book chapter or article: use the Document delivery service. Items can take 2-3 weeks to arrive, but this way is likely to be quicker than recommending an item for us to buy.
Teaching materials (staff only)
- Books, e-books, DVDs: order items by updating your reading list
- Extracts from books and journals: make CLA scanning requests. There are copyright constraints on how much can be copied, and items can take 4-6 weeks to become available.
- Digital resource packages: use the Recommend a book or resource for the Library form. We'll consider your request in consultation with the appropriate academic library representative and in the light of available funds and our collection development policy. We may also arrange a trial in the first instance.
Will it also be useful to others?
Any type of library material: if you think the book or resource you need would also be useful to others, and you don't need it very quickly, use the Recommend a book or resource for the Library form.
You can also use this to recommend reading for pleasure.
Due to budget constraints, we may not be able to buy everything you recommend, and it can take some time.
Find out all the ways you can get in touch: