Phone: (415) 422-2258
The Acquisitions Department is located in the northwest wing of the
first floor of the building. The department is staffed from 7 AM to 5
Mission and Goal
Library endeavors to acquire, within its financial and other
limitations, materials that reflect the educational objectives and
curricular needs of the University for fulfilling the institutions'
purposes as stated in its "Mission and Goals." The goal of the
acquisitions program is to provide instructional resources needed by
students, faculty, administrators and staff to meet these purposes, as
well as to provide materials broader in scope than any particular
Department is responsible for the ordering and receipt of these
materials, processing them for payment on receipt, management of the
library materials budget, and providing financial management data.
Every effort is made to accomplish the necessary business transactions
in a cost-effective and timely fashion, at all times maintaining high
ethical standards. The Acquisitions Librarian works closely with
vendors, publishers, and members of the Library's user groups to ensure
prompt, efficient and responsible collection development processes.
Library affirms the right of individuals to free inquiry and the
freedom to recommend the selection of materials based on sound academic
grounds according to the instructional and research needs of the
Gifts and Donations
donations will be evaluated in terms of the usefulness of the materials
to the Library's collection in the context of the General Collection
Management Policy. The Library reserves the right to retain or dispose
of gifts as judged appropriate.
If you would like to request a book to be ordered for the library collection, please send the information to the library liaison
for your department or program. Be sure to include sufficient
information to enable ordering, which may include the title, author(s)
or editor(s), publisher and date of publication, edition, price, and
ISBN if known.
Requests may be sent in any form (email, publisher’s catalogs, 3X5 Order cards, etc.).
Ordering for Reserves
Give purchase requests to the Circulation/Reserves Department 6 to 8 weeks before the semester begins. See Reserves for more information.
Ordering for Branch Libraries
Contact the Coordinator for Distance Services at (415) 422-5387 or the site librarian.
Please use the Periodical Subscription Request Form to order journals. See Requesting Materials for more Information.
If you would like to request a video/dvd to be ordered for the library collection, please send the information to the library liaison for your department or program. Please include all pertinent information such as title, publisher, and price.