How Do I Order a Book/Item for the Library Collection? (For Faculty Members)

Faculty members who wish to order books, journals or media items for their classes can send the request to the Collection Development Librarian. Faculty can also make requests with the online Materials Request Form. Items that are being charged to a department's book account should show both the requestor's name and also the signature of the department's library liaison. Please remember that under normal conditions the library requires 2 to 3 months to process an order, receive it, and then catalog it. In some cases we can shorten that time, but please order materials you need for the next semester as early as possible. If a book is a Rush Order please indicate that on your written order form.


How Can I Find Out the Status of My Orders? (For Faculty Members)

They are a number of ways to determine the current status of a book/item you have ordered.

  1. You may call the Collection Development Librarian, phone # 940-397-4169, and ask them to check on the status of your request.
  2. You might look in the library’s online catalog, Primo. If the book is "On Order" it means it has been ordered but not arrived in the library yet; "In Process" means that it has arrived but is not completely catalogued yet. If the book is not listed at all you would want to call the Collection Development Librarian.

How Do I Suggest a Book/Item for the Library Collection? (For Non-Faculty Members)

Students and staff who wish to suggest books, journals or media ideas for the library can use the online Materials Request Form


How Can I Make a Gift of Books or a Memorial to the Library?

If you would like to donate books to the library, please first view the Gift Policy and contact the Collection Development Librarian. All gifts are accepted with the understanding that the library staff will study the items and add them to the collection if they meet the requirements of our Collection Development Policy.

If you would like to make a donation to Moffett Library in honor/memory of someone, you may contact either the Collection Development Librarian directly or the Office of Donor Services. The librarians will select an appropriate book/item with your gift and add it to our collection. A nameplate will be added to the item to indicate that it was purchased in honor/memory of the person you named.

Last updated January 2022