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1. How do I request the Egan Library acquire a book, journal, DVD, etc.?

Check the online library catalog to ensure the title is not in the UAS collection and then fill out the online Purchase Request Form.

If you already have a publisher's notice, flyer, copy of a review, etcetera, you may instead highlight your selection(s), affix your name and phone number / e-mail address, and forward it via Intercampus Mail to Egan Library, Acquisitions. You may also e-mail your request directly to the Technical Services Librarian.

If you have a question about an order or procedures in general, please contact Library Acquisitions at:

2. How long will it take to get the book(s) I've requested?

It is difficult to predict how long it will take to get an individual book: one particular rush title may arrive in a week or two; another may take six months.  Be assured that we verify and place orders as quickly as possible. Please also note that once we have received a book, it generally takes a week for it to be cataloged, labeled, and subsequently made ready for check-out.

We are happy to initiate RUSH service for those who need the material urgently. You can help us by noting the word "RUSH" on your request or by emailing the Technical Services Librarian directly. Please note that no matter how quickly we expedite your request, we have no assurance that it will be received as quickly as we (and you) would hope. The best way to ensure that you have the titles available when you absolutely need them is to provide sufficient lead time.

3. How will I know when the book I ordered has arrived?

When the book has arrived and is ready to be checked out, you will receive a call from the Circulation Desk. The book will then be held there for you.

4. How do I submit a request for a journal?

Fill out the Purchase Request Form and indicate that it is a journal request; or email your request directly to the Technical Services Librarian.

Please check first to determine whether the journal is already available at UAS. Also note that many journals are now available in full text online via the library's licensed databases. You may search for titles using the Find Articles by Journal Title link from the Egan Library's homepage.

Journal requests go through a careful evaluation process because once established they represent an ongoing financial commitment to the library's operating budget. Journal subscriptions cannot be established against capital grants or other temporary sources of funding without assuming the risk that they may have to be canceled when these funds run out.


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