Information Services

Student Request a Book (RaB)

Students can use this service to request purchase of books and other resources to be added to the Library collections to support their University study and research.

Secure Student Request a Book purchase request form

The RaB service will resume on Wednesday 9th December

During the Covid-19 lockdown, the Library operated a limited Request a Book (RaB) service for students and obtained e-books where these were available.

The RaB service was temporarily suspended throughout October and November whilst Library teams focused on the provision of online access to resources to support the University's delivery of hybrid teaching for Semester 1 and Semester 2.

We will start to accept new RaB requests from Wednesday 9th December, but please be aware that it will take much longer than normal to provide new resources whilst there continues to be demand for new online teaching resources for Semester 2.

If you submitted a request between April and September, and if you still require this item, please let us know by replying to the e-mail acknowledgement which you received when you submitted the request, and we will endeavour to source the item. ​​​​​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy statement

Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

The information you provide will be used by the Library to progress your resource purchase request.

We will use the supplied information to contact you should there be any queries or problems with your purchase request (e.g. items out of print/not available for purchase/not available in requested format).

We will use your e-mail address to alert you once the requested item has been added to Library collections and is available for you to consult.

We are using information about you because providing you with the requested necessary literature is part of our contractual obligation.

 

Further queries

If you have any questions relating to this privacy statement, please contact Elize Rowan, Content Acquisition & Access Manager [Elize.Rowan@ed.ac.uk]