Funding and Budgeting

Your Information Librarian manages two funds for the purchase of material to support teaching and learning in your Faculty. One is an allocation for books and audio-visual material and the other is a subscriptions fund which covers periodicals and electronic databases. As fund-holders, Information Librarians have some flexibility in allocating and spending their funds.

Normally, each year a contingency fund is made available for the purchase of material to support new modules and courses. The usual practice is for your Information Librarian to contact you in April or May to confirm details of new courses so that a bid for ‘one-off’ purchases can be made.

From time to time the Library receives money that has been ear-marked for the support of research being carried out in the University. When such money is available Information Librarians will again consult with appropriate staff with the purpose of putting together a bid to purchase research material.

Please consult our Collection Management Policy document for further information.

Suggest a Book for Purchase

The Library welcomes suggestions for new library books, DVDs or CDs.

We will consider all suggestions, bearing in mind their suitability for our collections as well as any budget constraints that may be in place.

If you are a lecturer and need books for a reading list then please contact your Information Librarian.
You may also request a book not held by the Library through Interlibrary Loan.

To suggest a book for purchase:

  • Check FINDit to make sure that we don’t already have what you’re looking for.
  • Complete the resource suggestion form giving as much detail as possible.