Recommend a Resource for the Library - Library - University of Canterbury

Recommend a Resource for the Library

Please check the Library Catalogue before submitting a recommendation.

Anyone in the University of Canterbury community can recommend a new information resource for the Library.

Not all recommendations are purchased. The Library may provide access to the resource in other ways. Examples include eBook short term loans and document delivery such as Interloans.  The Library can also advise on options for single articles for other needs (eg Learn).  Recommendations need to fit within the Library's Information Resources Policy (PDF) and relate to current learning, teaching and research at the University of Canterbury.

Your name*

Subject area*

Relationship to UC*

Email address*

Multiple copies required?
If multiple copies are required, please complete a High Demand Request

This recommendation is to support...*

Relevance to University of Canterbury teaching and research*
Briefly describe which course(s) or research need at UC this recommendation will support:

Resource Details
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Format required*
Unless otherwise specified the Library will give preference to electronic format as the default.

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Please note: if your request is complicated or time-consuming, we may need to contact you to negotiate how and when your request can be answered.

How will I be informed as to whether my recommendation has been accepted?

  • We will email you advising the course of action taken or if we need more information
  • For new journal subscription recommendations, the Library has an annual journals review (normally in July) where new titles are considered for subscription.  The Library considers new recommendations for subscription submitted at other times during the year on a case-by-case basis

How long does it take?

  • Some eBooks can be available in as little as 1-2 working days, others usually within a week
  • Most print book orders are available in the Library within a month, however it can take up to 2-3 months for some harder to source material to arrive
  • New journals approved for subscription usually commence from the first issue of the following year