Requests for purchase of library materials

PCC Library acquires materials under the guidelines in its collection development statement and in consultation with PCC faculty's Subject Area Curriculum Committees (SACs).

Requests for purchase may be initiated by any library user or by any library staff person, either by using the purchase request form or by contacting the subject liaison librarian for that area.

Library subject liaison librarians will consult with faculty SAC representatives if needed.

The Library Technical Services Manager will make the final decision about authorizing purchase of materials and will determine how library funds are distributed.

Once a purchase is approved, the library's acquisition specialist will order materials from the appropriate vendor and will verify the received materials against the invoice, pay for the materials, and distribute the materials to the appropriate departments for processing. The acquisition specialist will pass along any special instructions that accompanied the original request (e.g. urgency, location, reserve, withdrawn, etc.).

Faculty should direct questions regarding order status either to the appropriate library subject liaison librarian or to the acquisitions specialist.

Reviewed 04/27/15
Updated 04/12/12
Adopted 08/11/08