Bush Memorial Library
Hamline UniversityMS-C1919 1536 Hewitt Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104U.S.A.
Each academic department and program receives a portion of the Library's funds for new materials. The amount is based on an allocation formula. These funds may be used for materials in any format: book (reference or circulating, print or online), DVD, journal or database subscription, etc. The only requirements are that materials ordered with library funds must support your program's curriculum and must be shelved in the Library to provide campus-wide access.
Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient funds to purchase materials that solely support faculty research. We can, however, obtain materials through Interlibrary Loan. Contact the Reference Desk for more information.
View the materials allocation budget for Fiscal Year 2013 (pdf)
Your liaison needs to receive your requests for library materials by the 1st Monday in February to ensure that the items are received and billed before the end of the fiscal year. University accounting rules require that we close our accounts on June 30. All funds not spent (i.e. billed by this date) are "lost" to the Library and to your program.
The optimum time for ordering is September through January. We encourage you to order materials ASAP within that time frame in order to fully utilize the funds available. Any funds remaining (i.e., not encumbered) as of 1st Monday in February will be reallocated at the discretion of the library staff.
It can take several weeks to receive and process materials once they are ordered. It is important that materials needed for a specific course are ordered as soon as possible. Please use the following as a guide:
Materials needed for:
Use our online ordering form to submit your orders (Related Links on the right). Alternatively, you can return the CHOICE cards provided to you by your liaison. Once your order is received and available for checkout, you will be notified via email. To see other new materials coming into the library, stop by the New Books Shelf on the first floor.
Contact your Library Liaison if you have questions or would like assistance in locating a specific title or materials on a specific topic.
Faculty New Title Request
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