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Books For You

Tell us which books you want in the Library

You can request books for the library to purchase through our Books For You service. You can request academic books to support your personal learning and research, or you can simply request books you'd like to read for your own enjoyment.

Just complete the form and leave the rest to us.

If you would like an eBook version of a print book we own then please do utilise this service - we will check to see if we can get an eBook version.

Information for Academic Teaching Staff

If you are a teaching academic and would like the Library to purchase content for your students, please simply add the titles to your Resource List and submit the list for review. For more information about Resource Lists please see our dedicated Libguide.

  • We aim to complete your request within 5 working days
  • Reading for pleasure titles will be purchased in a print format. For academic titles we operate an 'e' first policy so will purchase an eBook of your request unless it is only available as a print copy
  • Reading for pleasure titles will not be treated as urgent orders and will be subject to supplier delivery schedules. This is typically between 10 - 15 working days
  • We have price caps depending on the type of the book you are requesting
  • This scheme is available for all students and researchers so please be considerate. We will monitor requests and may contact you to discuss your requirements if you are a regular user of the scheme
  • We do have a fixed budget so we may not be able to process all requests
  • Requests from academics may be referred to Academic Librarians for further consideration

The information that you supply on this form will be held and processed in line with the UK GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018/EU GDPR.

  • Information will be used by the UoD (as Data Controller) to supply the books requested.
  • We may contact you to clarify details about the request.
  • We retain this data for a year, after such time it will be securely destroyed.
  • Our lawful basis for processing this data is consent. By submitting this form you agree to your data being used in this manner
  • As a data subject you can request withdrawal of consent at any time by contacting

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Helen Selby on (01332) 591954. Alternatively you can email Further information on how we handle your information and details of our DPO can be found here on our website