Library acquisitions


Library acquisitions

Library acquisitions is the department of a library responsible for the selection and purchase of materials or resources for the library. Acquisitions may select vendors, negotiate consortium pricing, arrange for standing orders, and/or select individual titles or resources (depending on the size of the library or system).

Functions:

Ordering, claiming, receiving, preservation and payment of all library materials.Ordering Process- Library Materials Order Form Monitoring, coordinating, implementing and evaluating all collection-related activities. Serials check-in, control, organization and shelf preparation. Providing management and financial reports/statistics. Selecting and evaluating sources of supply. Organizing gift and exchange activities. Providing current awareness services.


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