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Suggesting Items to Add to the Library Collection

Students, faculty and staff may recommend books, periodical titles, digital resources and/or videos for their campus library’s collection. All requests will be reviewed and we will do our best within budget restrictions, and Collections Development Policy, to meet your request.

Making a Recommendation

When Can I Make a Recommendation?

Our primary purchasing period is the spring and summer. This ensures that items can be ordered, received and processed for the Fall term. Items requested outside this period will be placed on a pending ordering list until the following budget year.

How Can I Make Recommendations?

To recommend materials for purchase, please gather as much information as you can about the item(s) that you wish to order.

You can submit a suggestion:

  • In person at the front desk of your campus library
  • Via our email address
  • In collaboration with the selector for your area

Note: The acquisition of digital resources and periodical titles can be a long process as these are licensed yearly, rather than being one time purchases such as a book. A strong case needs to be made for their acquisition and additional funding needs to be sought to support their purchase.

Who is the Selector for My Area?

The Library Liaison in the Library Collection Development Team are available to help you with the selection of materials. They can help you research resources, and answer questions about our Library Collection Policy.

Subject Area

Selector Team Member

Police and Public Safety

Maureen Sheppard


Brenda Mahoney

Health and Community Studies

Christine Gilbert-Harrison

Hospitality and Tourism

Brenda Mahoney

Career & Academic Preparation – GAS

Yanbin Zhao

Language Institute

Yanbin Zhao

Media and Design

Alison Lake

Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence

Meagan McGinley

Advanced Technology

Meagan McGinley

Pembroke Campus Selector

Patricia Kim

Perth Campus Selector

Kendra Swallow