Is there a book or movie or database you'd like access to (without buying it yourself)? The Libraries have a new form to make this easier to request!
Students, faculty, and staff may all request materials. (Community members, too, but that's more for the joint-use CyFair and Tomball libraries.)
Each request will be evaluated based on the library collection development policy, the justification provided with the request, the needs of the collection, and so forth.
Also, publishers don't all like working with libraries. If a movie or book just...isn't available to buy through one of our platforms, there's unfortunately nothing we can do about that. We'll try to find a solution, but sometimes our hands are tied.
Depends. Streaming videos in Kanopy or FOD are available almost instantly when we make the purchase. E-books lag about a day, it seems. Databases take the most time, since there are contracts to be reviewed and signed and then a specific url has to be set up for the authentication. (Databases may also have a trial period first to help with the decision process.)
If it feels like the library resources for your subject are lacking, but you don't know what product/database/thing would make it better, talk to your librarians! We'll snoop around for possibilities, and you can decide what you'd like to officially request.
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