Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Library buy every recommended title?
No. All purchase decisions are made using our Collection Development Policy.
Will I be notified if my recommendation is purchased?
No, unfortunately we are unable to respond to every purchase request. If we do purchase the item, however, we will make every attempt to place a hold for you so that you will be notified when it is available.
How long does ordering take?
The Library orders materials on an ongoing basis. For a title that is not yet published, we try to have the item available as close to the publication date as possible. For a title that is already published, depending on the publisher, it can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks before the item physically arrives at the Library.
How far in advance do you order new titles?
The Library orders titles anywhere from 6 months prior to publication to several years after publication. When possible, we strive to order new titles at least 3 months prior to publication.