Answered By: Mark Glen Bilby, Ph.D.
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016     Views: 61

The CST Library welcomes recommendations from faculty, staff, and students about what resources (print or digital) we should purchase, whether those be books, journals, or various other media and subscribed content. While we librarians strive to build a great collection, the library's users have an important role to play in this effort. After all, who knows better what you need for your research than you do?

Individual Books. The best and fastest way to have us consider a specific book (print or digital) for purchase is to submit an interlibrary loan request for the item. For instructions on how to submit an interlibrary loan request, see the FAQ entry on interlibrary loans.

Databases or Numerous Books. If you would like us to consider purchasing a database subscription, numerous books in a series, or several books found in a print catalog, please see Tom Phillips or email him.

Kindle Books for Hybrid Students. CST Hybrid students (but not local students) can request that books already owned by CST be purchased in Kindle format by using the form linked on the Kindle Upload Request FAQ page. Local students are expected to use the print books on site. Out of a concern for financial responsibility and maximizing its budget dollars, the CST Library does not buy Kindle books for local students when those books are already owned in print format.