Alumni Medical Library: Book & Journal Purchase Request Form
NOTE: This form is to be used to request that the Library purchase a book, or subscribe to a journal. If you would like to arrange the loan of a book, or acquire a journal article from another institution use the Interlibrary Loan form.
Faculty, staff and students of the Boston Medical Center and Boston University schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine and Public Health are eligible to submit book and journal purchase requests. Please complete this form with as much information as possible, then click the "submit" button at the bottom of the form. Requests for books or journals which are submitted without requestor information will not be considered for purchase.
Book and journal subscription purchases are made based on several criteria, including: an evaluation of the requested material's subject scope, indexing, and cost; library collection development policies; Interlibrary Loan data; analysis of the overall collection; and the availability of funds.
Book requests are reviewed on a weekly basis and may be submitted at any time. Journal requests are reviewed annually and should be submitted prior to August 1 to be considered for the next calendar year subscription.
For additional information about purchase requests, please contact a reference librarian at (617) 638-4228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.