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Collection Development: Purchase Requests

Describes policies and procedures for adding materials to Library Collections.

Elective Purchasing @ Georgia Southern

As announced May 27, 2015, the Henderson Library uses an elective purchase plan for new books. This means that the library gives first priority to purchasing books explicitly requested by Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff, rather than purchasing books through a traditional "approval plan." Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff may request new books for purchase as outlined below. For more information, contact Debra Skinner at

Request ON DEMAND Books via GIL-Find and Discover @ Georgia Southern

All Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff may request new books for purchase by the library directly through the GIL-Find catalog and Discover @ Georgia Southern. These books appear as "ON DEMAND" or "Available by Request" in your search results.

Request Materials Using the Library's Purchase Request Form

Request books and other materials using the library's Purchase Request Form.

Contact the Library Liaison for your Department

Contact your Library Liaison to request books or materials for the library collection.


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