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Acquisitions guide for staff requesting book, ebook and personal copies

Personal copies

Lecturers have an annual book allowance to support teaching and research.  Please email maeve.byrne@ncirl.ie or tim.lawless@ncirl.ie with any requests.

 

PRINT AND EBOOK ACQUISITIONS

Norma Smurfit Library purchases print and ebooks based on module booklists.  We usually purchase multiple print copies for recommended texts, and one copy of any supplementary reading.  Where possible, we aim to provide either a desk reserve copy or ebook access for core recommended reading.

The library accesses booklists from the QQI course validation documents, or from the coursebuilder system. Lecturers can now use this guide and form to submit booklist requests.  You can check your module reading availability by using the online library catalogue.  Please use the order form below to request any resources which are not currently in stock.  There is also an option to upload your module booklist on the form.

 

COVID UPDATE:

We expect full-time students to be back on campus a few days a week for our Autumn term 2021.  They will have access to our print collection via click and collect, or can book a study space in the library, this should ease some pressure on our ebook collections.  However, all students will continue to work online for periods of time, and our part-time courses are online for semester one 2021/2022.  The library will prioritise the purchase of ebooks over print wherever possible, in order to facilitate continued online learning. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

HOW TO ORDER A PRINT BOOK OR EBOOK FOR YOUR MODULE:

Please click the link below to access our order form.  When you click submit, it will be sent directly to the library.  We will email you confirmation that we have received the request.  Please allow approximately 3 weeks for print resources to come into stock.  Ebooks can usually be purchased and made available to users within 2-3 days.  

Click here for order form

Assistant Librarian

HOW THE BUDGET WORKS

The library has one budget to cover all booklist requirements across the faculties.  In general, we are happy to accommodate any requests, however we need to ensure that we have a broad coverage of all subject areas.  If we have already purchased a lot of resources in one particular area, we may request lecturing staff to consider resources from the existing collection.  Occasionally textbooks and ebooks are too expensive, in this case we will suggest possible alternatives.  The budget runs from July to June each year.