The James White Library currently
houses about one million print and microform volumes and is growing.
The following procedures are
followed when suggestions are submitted. Library purchases are made following
established collection development policies appropriate for an academic
library. Suggestions are routed to the proper departmental liaison librarian
for consideration. Items not approporate for this collection, for example
books on sword making, go karts, and Madonna, are not purchased. However
they may be available at a local public library, where students and faculty
are welcome to use them. Faculty members are notified of library purchase
The library accepts requests
from students and faculty. Faculty should indicate their name and department
so that the appropriate library fund may be charged. When making a request,
please send a marked copy of the publisher's
flyer or catalog to the library.
The library does
not accept books or other materials that faculty have ordered
individually unless they are gifts. All book orders must
be processed by the library order department from the beginning of the
order process. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Because of budget limitations,
the library is currently not accepting requests for new journals unless
there are cancellations of other journals of equal value.
|To Request Electronic and/or Other Media
The library orders a wide variety
of computer products, videos, and other media. In some cases these
require special hardware and service arrangements. It is helpful to discuss
these requests with the appropriate library department. Requests for audiovisual
material should be directed to the department librarian, and for article dababases to the database librarian..
|Reports to Academic Departments and Selectors
Reports on requested materials are available on request. Individual items can be tracked through the library catalog.