Each department has a Faculty Order Coordinator who helps with selection of materials for their discipline. The order coordinator receives reviews for materials, receives requests for library materials from department faculty, attends library meetings related to collection development, and communicates information to department colleagues. You may submit requests for any type of library material - books, journals, ebooks, or audiovisual media - to your order coordinator. S/he will forward your requests to the library's acquisitions staff.
Fiscal year runs June 1 to May 31
June 1-September 30 – serials/subscription additions/cancellations/changes.
June 1- December 15 – firm order submissions.
December 16-January 31 – last six weeks for firm order and database order requests.
FOR DATABASES - New subscriptions can only start between June and November.
Asset Management Staff:
Caroline Farmer, Assistant Supervisor for Serials
email@example.com, ext. 5493
Courtney Fuson, Asset Management Librarian
firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 5492
Jenni MacLean, Library Assistant for Systems & Acquisitions
email@example.com, ext 5457
Faculty may request materials for the library to purchase and add to its collection. You may find these materials through publisher websites, advertisements, articles, reference lists, personal recommendations, or other reliable reviewing sources, including reviews that library staff provide to your library faculty representative.
Please submit all requests to your order coordinator. Please include as much information as possible about the requested item - title, author, editor, ISBN, publisher, edition, format, etc. The ordering spreadsheet to the left can help you ensure you've included as much information as possible.
Once a request is received in the library, acquisitions staff will research availability and best price for the item, and the order process will begin. If the item is not available or will take an especially long time to arrive, your order coordinator will be notified and asked how to proceed.
Should you need a rush order, please use the Book Request form below. We will do our best to expedite the order. In some cases, an interlibrary loan may be an alternative.
For journal requests:
For rush orders and single title material requests:
For database requests:
Access to this resource is available on and off-campus, but you will need to create an account while on campus to access the content from off-site.
Information is available on the Choice website on how to create alerts for reviews in your discipline - please see the User Guide and FAQ page: http://choicereviews.org/faq
Streaming Video requests can be made via Kanopy or Swank as well as directly to Courtney Fuson via email. If you are unable to locate a film, please email the title to Courtney and she will check the streaming platforms available to the library to see if we can purchase access.
To submit a request for a Kanopy title, go to the Kanopy website and search for the film you want. If it's in Kanopy but not accessible to Belmont users, there will be a request form below the preview of the film. That request form is sent directly to Courtney for processing. Titles are generally activated in 48 hours or so, depending on when the approval is sent to Kanopy. Access to requested films does expire after 1 year.
To request a Swank title, you'll need to have an Instructor account for Swank. To create your account, go to the Swank website and click Login in the top right of the screen. You should see "Create Instructor Account" under the login button. Once you've created your account, you'll be able to search the whole Swank catalog and use their request form to request access to a film. These requests are also sent directly to Courtney for approval. Film access is available approximately 48 hours after Swank receives the approval of the request. Access to requested films does expire after 1 year.