General Information

  • Dung-Lan Chen, Bibliographic Services/Acquisitions Librarian
  • Phone: (518) 580-5511
  • Karen McAuley, Acquisitions Assistant
  • Phone: (518) 580-5511

The Acquisitions Department is responsible for the purchase of new monographs, serials and non-print materials for the Lucy Scribner Library.

Acquisitions is located in the Bibliographic Services Office, Room 203, on the second floor of the Scribner Library.

Acquisitions Policies & Procedures

New Book Requests
New book requests can be submitted for approval to the appropriate subject specialist using the online order form, email, or book request cards which are available in the Acquisitions Office, at the Circulation Desk, or at the Reference Desk.

Subscriptions and Standing Order Requests

Subscriptions and standing order requests must be submitted to the subject librarian and approved by the department chair, subject librarian and college librarian.

Rush Orders

Rush orders are items needed for immediate use for class purposes or senior thesis/capstone projects. These requests should be submitted to the subject librarian for approval.


Potential gifts of books and other materials should be discussed with the appropriate subject librarian. Inclusion of these items will be at the discretion of the library. Those items not added to the collection will be sold in the library’s annual book sale.

Acquisitions Resources

Publishers & Vendors

Publishers’ Catalogue Home Pages

Out of Print



Proquest/UMI (microfilm)

Book Price Comparison

AddAll Book Search and Price Comparison (ISBN not required for search)

Currency Converters

OANDA Currency Converter


AnyWho Info
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