University Library

Recommending new titles

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 Faculty Team 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 completing an order details form or sending an email to  If you send an email 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
    Item details: Title, Author, ISBN, Publisher, Date of Publication
    Is it urgent? (Yes/No)
    Is it essential for a unit? (Yes/No)
    Unit code if it is an essential item
    No. of students enrolled if it is an essential item
    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 essential for a unit.  Orders for essential items are treated as urgent and additional copies are purchased based on student enrolments.

    Materials identified as essential can be included in your Unit Readings list and will be added to the High Demand Collection if they are physical items.

    Other material can be added to your reading lists through Unit Readings.

    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.