The Acquisitions & Serials Department is located on Level 2 of the William H. Hannon Library, within the staff offices in the northeast corner.
This technical processing unit acquires materials, except media, for the library's collections, including print books and journals, e-books, e-journals, and online databases. Media materials are acquired by the Access Services Department. Acquisitions & Serials staff do not select the materials that are acquired. Selecting materials is the responsibility of the Collection Development Department, Faculty Library Representatives (FLRs), and librarian subject liaisons. In addition to placing firm orders for items selected by librarians and faculty, the Department receives books through multiple vendor approval plans. Approval plans are carefully developed profiles of topics, corresponding to the disciplines taught at LMU, from which newly published books from many well-respected publishers and most academic presses are continually sent to the library.
Faculty may submit book requests to the library through the online Request a Book Form. For media requests, use the online Media Request Form. Because journal subscriptions require a long-term annual commitment of funds, faculty should request them using this form. The library schedules most subscriptions to begin in January, so please submit requests for the next calendar year by September 1.
For more information, contact the Acting Department Head, Glenn Johnson-Grau.
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