IUPUI University Library is excited to offer students, faculty, and staff the new Books on Demand service. In the past, librarians have selected new books for the Library’s collections based on profiles of the schools and departments’ research and teaching. The collections were limited by the Library’s budget, and librarians could only purchase a percentage of the items that fit within the profiles.
Now with Books on Demand, all of the books that would be included in a school or department’s profile will be added to IUCAT, the Library catalog, and a book will be purchased whenever a student, faculty, or staff member wants to use it. With this program, the Library is adding thousands of new books to the collection.
For many years, Interlibrary Loan has been the Library’s central service for delivering content outside of the Library’s collections, and it remains a vital method for obtaining articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, and other materials.
In addition to Books on Demand, any IUPUI student, faculty, or staff member can request the purchase of new books or other materials with the purchase suggestion form.