University Library

Recommending new resources for the Library

Further information


Selection factors

 All University staff may recommend new resources, such as books and journals, for our libraries.

UWA students may also recommend new books. 

Each recommendation will be carefully considered.  Please note that the library preferences eformats where available.

Recommendations for software should be directed to Business Information and Technology Services by email to

    Ordering journals and other subscription resources such as newspapers

    Recommendations for new subscriptions can be made in consultation with the Senior Librarian for your academic area.

    These recommendations should be received by September each year for commencement in the following year.

    Ordering books and other non-subscription resources

    You can make a recommendation for resources such as books or AV material by sending an email to  Please ensure that you include both your details and the details of your order as shown in the table below.


    Staff / Student ID number
    Full Name
    Number of copies required
    Item details: Title, Author, ISBN, Publisher, Date of Publication
    Is it urgent? (Yes/No)
    Is it for the High Demand collection? (Yes/No)
    Unit Code for the High Demand collection
    URL for the item (where available)

    Before submitting a recommendation, you may wish to check OneSearch to see if the item is already held, or has been placed on order.

    Recommendations are processed in order of receipt unless they are for the High Demand Collection. Orders for this collection are treated as urgent.

    Once your item has arrived, you will be sent an automatic email alert notifying you that the resource is ready for online viewing or for borrowing from the relevant library.