Information Services

Resource purchase requests

Academic staff can use the relevant online form for their College to request the purchase of books and resources for Library collections . Currently-registered students may make purchase suggestions for Library collections by using the Request a Book Service (RaB) for students.

COVID-19

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the wider supply chain, and on Library operations, we are currently unable to complete purchase orders for print books and other physical formats. 
We shall attempt to source an e-book where these are available, and where no e-book is available your purchase request will be put on hold until normal operations can resume.
New subscription requests- if you would like to recommend a new library subscription (e.g. for a journal or database), please do not use these forms - contact your Academic Support Librarian in the first instance.

 

Course organisers -  you do not need to use these online Resource Purchase Requests forms if you are using the Resource Lists service (Leganto) to manage your online reading lists.  When you create and submit a resource list, the Library automatically checks whether Essential and Recommended books on your list are already in stock, and will purchase additional items as required. 

 

Support Services staff - if you are not an academic member of staff but would like to suggest purchase of a resource for addition to the Library collections, please contact the Acquisitions Team via the IS Helpdesk (IS.Helpdesk@ed.ac.uk).   Please note that we have an e-preference policy, so will seek to acquire an e-book rather than a print copy where digital versions are available.   If you wish to purchase a print book as a working tool for your own use (rather than for adding to Library collections), this may be done using the contract which Procurement have established with Blackwell.  Please consult the Buy@Edpage on the Procurement web pages for more details of the "Blackwell - Supply & Delivery of non library Books" contract.

Student Request a Book (RaB)

Can't find a book you need for your studies? Use RaB to tell us and we will try to buy it for the library.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (Staff)

Staff purchase requests for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Medicine & Veterinary Medicine (Staff)

Staff purchase requests for College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Science & Engineering (Staff)

Staff purchase requests for College of Science & Engineering.

For enquiries about the Resource Purchase Request service, please contact the Acquisitions Team via the IS Helpline

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