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Suggest a Purchase

Bowdoin, together with Bates and Colby, will transition to a new Library Services Platform in mid-June. As part of our preparations to migrate all processes and data to the new system, we need to place a brief hiatus on ordering new materials for the library’s collection. Purchase suggestions submitted after March 15th will be held until the new system is live. Exceptions will be made, and orders placed immediately, to meet time-sensitive needs, including for fall course preparation or summer programs. Please include a note in the order form if your request is time sensitive. Keep in mind that Interlibrary Loan will be available throughout the transition period. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Questions? Contact Tim Morton, Associate Librarian for Collections.

The Library welcomes requests from students, faculty, and staff for books, ebooks, CDs, and DVDs on this form. Unless you hear otherwise, we will proceed with purchasing your requested item. Most items are available within a few weeks. Please check CBBcat to follow the progress of your order. For streaming video or streaming music orders, or any other electronic resource, please contact your Research Librarian directly, or send us an email.

For assistance with completion of this form, please see these instructions.

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Requester Information
*  Status
Item Information
(last name, first)
Request Details

If this material is needed for Reserve, please enter:

*  Duplicate? If Colby and/or Bates already own this title, should we duplicate it in Bowdoin's collection? (Most books may be borrowed via CBBcat within 2-3 days.)
(Search CBBcat)
* Ebooks: Ebooks are sold for use by either "one-user" or "unlimited users" at a time. Should we order the ebook if access is limited to only one user at a time?

To request a new periodical subscription, please complete this form which will be forwarded to the Collections Librarian. Bear in mind that journal subscriptions represent a substantial ongoing financial commitment on the part of the Library.  Would interlibrary loan or pay-per-view access meet your and your students’ research needs?

As a rule, requests are reviewed once per semester; however, please indicate in Question 4 if you need a more immediate response.

For assistance with completion of this form please contact Tim Morton.

* Required fields

Requester Information
Item Information

The following information will help us evaluate the importance of this title to the development of the Library's collection, as well as to the Colby/Bates/Bowdoin Consortium:

  1. Does Colby or Bates own this title?

  2. Who will use this title? (Check all that apply)

  3. For which purposes will this title be used? (Check all that apply)

  4. Do you prefer to receive the periodical in print form or electronic, if there is a choice?

  5. If this is a request for a periodical in print form, for how long should this title be retained?