A strategic decision was taken in 2019 to introduce ‘Reading List Driven Acquisitions’ (RLDA). This resulted in the Library purchasing directly from reading lists, driving collection development. Subsequently the University Reading List policy was then agreed by Academic Board which establishes key objectives and principles to support the delivery of quality consistent reading lists.
Effective access to Library Learning Resources through Reading Lists will be a significant contributory factor to the successful delivery of the BALM and a high-quality student experience.
Books are directly purchased from reading lists based on criteria from the Library. This is why it's essential the importance level is set for reading lists. Guidance is available to help ensure best practice which will ensure books are purchased for students. The collection growth isn’t limited to our reading lists only however. Other mechanisms include:
Please discuss any requirements with your Academic Librarian in the first instance.