University Library

Recommending new resources for the Library

Further information


Selection factors

The University Library welcomes recommendations for new Library resources such as books and journals from UWA staff and students. Before submitting a recommendation, please check OneSearch to see if the item is already held or is on order.

Recommendations for new subscriptions can be made in consultation with the Faculty Team for your academic area.

Recommendations for resources such as books or AV material can be submitted using the order details form or by sending an email to

Email orders must include both your details and the new title’s details including:

  •   Staff Staff / Student ID number
  •   Full Name
  •   School
  •   Item details: Title, Author, ISBN, Publisher, Date of Publication
  •   Is it urgent? (Yes/No)
  •   If the title is for a unit, please specify if it is an essential  or recommended reading
  •   Unit code (if applicable) and estimated number of students enrolled in unit
  •   Additional title information, for example a  link to the title’s details online

Orders for essential items for units are treated as urgent and additional copies are purchased based on student enrolments. If you require the Co-op bookstore to stock copies of books for purchase, please contact them directly.

The Library prefers eformats where they are available. Ebooks are generally available within four weeks. Most physical items are received within six weeks of ordering, however difficult to source items or items ordered from overseas may take longer.

Once your item is available you will be notified by email that the resource is ready for online viewing or for borrowing from the relevant library. Queries about the status of your order can be emailed to .

For information on how to manage and add items to unit reading lists please consult our Unit Readings page.