Resource Management

Suggest a Resource

Becker Library welcomes recommendations for additions to its collection. A member of the collection management staff will evaluate your request.

The criteria for purchasing items is based on:

  • Suitability of the topic in meeting the teaching, patient care, and research needs of the faculty, staff, and students
  • Budget constraints
  • Availability (whether or not the item is in print or in the requested format)
  • Electronic access considerations (some items may be unavailable as a single purchase)

Faculty members are encouraged to request the purchase of required and suggested textbooks and books for student class work for course reserves.

Duplicate copies of journals are not purchased. Duplicate copies of print books are purchased only if the title is very heavily used and an e-book version is not available.

Missing/lost/damaged books are not automatically replaced, even when the library is reimbursed for these items. The decision to replace an item is based on use, subject matter and relevance to the needs of faculty and students, date, cost and availability.

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Offsite Print Journal Collection

Becker Library’s extensive print journal collection, previously shelved on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the library, is currently in offsite storage due to library space constraints. Patrons needing research articles from this collection that are not available online may request them through Becker Library’s interlibrary loan service. If the original print journal is absolutely necessary, arrangements can be made to retrieve it from storage at the requestor’s expense.