We have an e-first purchasing policy so will automatically purchase e-books where possible. If for some reason the e-version is an inadequate substitute for print you can add details in relevant box below and this will be considered. This doesn’t include personal preference for print format.
Requests can be made by Southampton Library members.
Please check Library Search first to make sure that we don't already have the item.
If you need an item urgently then we may be able to find it in a nearby library or access it via an Inter Library loan or a document delivery quickly.
If you are a teaching staff member and the request is related to an item to be included in your reading lists, please check our Reading list FAQs.
Each suggestion is reviewed by the library and if appropriate, a purchase is made.
Examples showing where a purchase may be appropriate:
Extra copies or an ebook version of an in demand print title
Examples showing where a purchase may not be appropriate: