Order Procedures

General Process

  • The Library encourages faculty to participate in the building of the Library collections.  
  • Every academic department has a Departmental Coordinator who manages order requests for his or her department. 
  • Faculty should send Library orders to the Departmental Coordinator.
  • At a minimum, the following information should be included in the order: Title, First Author, ISBN, and Date or Edition.
  • Choice Cards are regularly distributed to Departments.  If you are not seeing these, but would like to review them, please contact your Departmental Coordinator.


Instructions to Department Coordinators

  • We will no longer be using BlazeView to upload files.
  • Orders may simply be emailed to your Library Liaison, please cc the Acquisitions Librarian.
  • A simplified Excel form for gathering orders is available here.  Excel is preferred to other formats (for instance,  Word or Access).
  • Items may be rush-ordered to expedite receipt and processing.
  • It you would like an item rushed, please make that known at the time the order is placed.

Journal/Periodical orders
  • Please be sure to check the Odum Library A-Z list before placing periodical requests.  We may already have  online access to the title.
  • The deadline for placing periodical orders is May 1st of each year. Subscriptions begin the following January.
  • Because of the ongoing commitment of a periodical subscription, most departments have policies governing new subscriptions.  Both the Library Coordinator and the Department Head need to approve new subscriptions.
  • Periodicals are generally available in both print and online formats.  Make your preference known at the time of your order.  For help with pricing information, contact your Library Liaison.