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Lehigh Libraries invite faculty to play an active role in the development of the library collection by requesting books and journals required for their own and their students' research.
 
Please check ASA, Lehigh’s online catalog, before submitting a purchase request. If a title is in ASA but without a Dewey call number, then the title may already be on order or have just been received.  The ordering/receipt status shows below the bibliographic information.  If there is no such status indicated, then an order is about to be created.
 
Express PurchaseFaculty may use the ILLiad Express Purchase Form to submit requests for books they feel are appropriate for the library's permanent collection. The majority of requests are filled within five business days. We ask that faculty requestors limit their requests to five titles per month in order for us to serve all requestors equally.

This program allows faculty to suggest purchases for print books that are needed for long term use by the requestor and where standard interlibrary loan use is insufficient. A subject librarian will review requests to make sure the book is within the library's collection development profile. For example, textbooks generally do not fall within those guidelines.

Your feedback about this service is valuable to us! Please fill out the feedback form if you would like to make a comment about this service. Please contact the Acquisitions department via email at dlh4@lehigh.edu if you have any questions.