TTUHSC Libraries

Library Purchase Suggestions

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Purchase vs. InterLibrary Loan

This form is to request the purchase of a physical item such as a book in print, or the purchase of an annual subscription to a journal, database or eBook. If you just need the temporary loan of a book or a single journal article not owned by TTUHSC, use the Online ILL Request Form.


Requests for physical items such as books in print are evaluated weekly. Requests for online subscriptions, such as journals, databases or eBooks are evaluated annually for inclusion in the next fiscal year, which begins September 1.

Purchase suggestions do not guarantee the item will be selected.

Selection Criteria

For books in print, factors considered include coverage of the requested title in databases and indexes, the title's specific application towards course work and teaching at TTUHSC, and the availability of funds required to purchase the requested title.

For databases, journals and eBooks, factors for selection include the database's coverage of the journal literature, ease of use, and the availability of funds required to purchase, support and sustain the requested database.



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