When making a purchase request against departmental allocations, please follow the procedures within your department. Departments submit requests to the library in different methods, so check with your Department Chair to make sure you are following departmental procedure.
Holds and Notifies
If you want to be made aware of an item's arrival, we can either hold the requested items for you once they arrive or simply notify you when an item you order is added to the collection. "Hold" and "Notify" items follow our regular ordering and processing procedures and are not considered rush items.
For items designated as "Hold", we will email you to let you know that the item is available to be picked up at the circulation desk. The item will remain on the hold shelf for seven days. After that time it will be put into the collection for general circulation.
For items designated as "Notify", we will email you to let you know that the item has been added to the collection and is available for general circulation.
"Rush" orders are accepted under certain circumstances. If you need an item to be added to the collection on a rush basis, please contact the Head of Collection Development & User Services directly to make sure that the item gets ordered and processed appropriately.
If you have questions about the ordering procedure or on holds, notifies, and rush orders please contact Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier, the Head of Collection Development & User Services.