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When We Don’t Own the Book

Library collections are developed based on the information wants and needs of the community that the library serves.  Additionally, receiving users’ input helps librarians develop a collection that best meets users’ information needs.  While Yuba College Library attempts to purchase materials that will prove useful to students, occasionally we miss an important material.  To this end, Yuba College Library provides a Material Purchase Request Form through which Yuba College faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students can offer suggestions regarding book, journal, microform, audiovisual, and electronic materials that they would like the library to acquire and add to its collection.  The library welcomes users’ suggestions regarding the purchase of library materials, and all suggestions are reviewed by the librarian.  We take all material purchase requests under consideration, and, when possible and appropriate, we do our best to add requested items to the library’s collection.

Before submitting a Material Purchase Request Form, please first check the online catalog to make sure that the library does not already own the item that you are requesting.  Additionally, supplying as much bibliographic information as possible in the Material Purchase Request Form will help the librarian quickly consider and process your request.

To access older or out-of-print materials that the library does not own, you may wish to submit an Interlibrary Loan Request Form, described in a previous blog post.

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