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Faculty & Staff Guide: Purchasing Books

Personal Inspection Copies

How can I get a personal inspection copy of a textbook?

Faculty should contact publishers directly and request inspection copies from them. Publishers do not generally communicate with Libraries in relation to inspection copies.

Purchasing Course Books and Material

Can I purchase a new textbook/video/database/journal/case study for the College from the Library?

Generally requests for new books, journal titles, DVDs or other materials should be made via the Programme Director and before the programme begins. It is essential that the Library has prior notice (i.e. 4 weeks) of any materials that are required for use by students and faculty.  If the Library does not have sufficient notice, it may not be able to provide the required resources.   If you have any queries/requests regarding this please contact the Librarian.  Please note all books, journal resources etc. must be updated on the module descriptor on Course Builder before they can be ordered by the Library.