We are here to work with you to ensure you have the resources you need for your teaching.
The information below highlights how the Library can help in three key areas:
1) Book ordering
2) Subscription requests
3) Digital reading lists
Each academic College/Department appoints a Library Liaison Officer (LLO), who acts as the main contact between the College/Department and the Library. One of the LLO's main roles is to authorise and monitor book ordering and by the department. The LLO will be your main contact for requesting book orders.
Subscriptions to journals, databases and other ongoing commitments are purchased via an institutional budget administered by the Library. Proposals for new subscriptions are welcomed from all teaching staff at the University.
Subscription resources have been subject to above inflation price increases over a number of years, meaning that there are significant budget pressures in this area. Therefore it will not always be possible to purchase all new requested resources and in some cases it may be necessary to cancel existing subscriptions in order to divert budget to new resources. All requests are scrutinised in terms of budgetary impact and added value they bring to the University.
We ask you to make a supporting case for your request, including comments from colleagues as appropriate.
We consider such information under two headings:
Requests without sufficient supporting statements are unlikely to be successful.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss your supporting statement prior to submitting a request.
The Library's reading list service is the best way to ensure that all required reading material is available and accessible to students. Our reading list team can turn your lists into an online digitised document which sits within module ELE pages and links students directly to key readings. The team can:
Digital reading lists help to acquaint students with library systems and the databases that they can use for independent searching.
The Resource List Team will do all the work of creating the online list, scanning chapters and articles plus making it available via ELE - all we need from you is your reading list as a word document and enough time to complete the work. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Penryn Campus Email email@example.com
Find out more about the reading list service by accessing this guide.