Request a Purchase

If you can’t find any educational materials you'd like to use in AU Library, submit a purchase request and we will look into acquiring it. We can purchase both physical and electronic format of materials.

The Library welcomes suggestions from all members of our AU community for the acquisition of materials which support the AU mission.

Before submitting a request, please check the online catalog to determine whether the material you want is already owned by the Library or on order.
All purchase suggestions will be reviewed by the librarian and you will receive notification of their decision.
To consider your request, we need the following information:

Book Purchase Request Form
Journal Article Request Form

Please supply as much bibliographic information as you can to help us process your request.
(You can search other library catalogs for additional bibliographic information.)
If you wish, you may cut & paste bibliographic information from another source into the box below. Or you may fill in the information in the blanks provided.

Collection Development Policy:
The library builds collections in print, digital audio-visual, and other forms to support the University's research and teaching mission
The Collection development policies here are intended to document the scope and extent of current collection building and to create a basis for ongoing conversations between librarians, faculty, and students regarding the selection and retention of library materials. They articulate a set of collecting priorities which must remain dynamic to ensure that the Library continues to meet the current and future needs of this scholarly community within the constraints of its materials budget. We hope that they foster two-way communication about the collections: contact information appears at the beginning of each policy, and we always welcome suggestions from our readers.