Book Purchase Request

Rules for Book Purchase Requests

Primary users (i.e. students and faculty members of IUJ) may submit book requests online via their personal library accounts (MyLibrary). General rules regarding book purchase requests include the following:

  1. The library will consider all requests as recommendations, and requested books will be added to the collection if they are determined to be a meaningful addition to the library collection. (Decisions are also subject to budget limitations.)
  2. Each user may request up to three books as student, six books as PhD student, per academic year.
  3. Library may consider e-book selection for remote users who cannot enter IUJ due to COVID pandemic.
  4. The request may not be honored if:
    • the book is not in English.
    • the MLIC already has a copy or e-book version.
    • the book is unrelated to the academic programs offered at IUJ.
    • the book is so specialized that it is not likely to be used again by others.
    • the book was published more than 5 years previous to the request (please utilize the Inter Library Loan service).
    • the requester has already ordered 3 books as students, 6 books as PhD students, during the current academic year.
    • the cost of the book is above U.S. $100.00.
    • the accuracy of the bibliographical information provided cannot be verified or the information provided in the request is inadequate.

Please expect 4 to 6 weeks for the ordered book(s) to arrive. If you need the book(s) in a hurry, requesting air shipment is possible if the user pays for the cost.
The requester will be contacted if the request is not accepted for purchase. If you were not contacted, you can assume that the book has been ordered. When the book arrives, you will be notified, and the book will be held for you for 2 days under your name at the Circulation Counter. If the book is not available through the regular supplier, you will be notified so that you may make alternative plans.

Would you like to send us your request? Log into MyLibrary.