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Policy and Procedures for Ordering

The development of the Macquarie University Library collection is guided by three core principles:

  • Macquarie University is committed to developing and maintaining a shared collection of published materials to support its research, teaching, learning, community engagement and related activities.
  • Macquarie University makes this published material available through one central physical and electronic Library collection, freely accessible to all members of the University and to members of the community where this is permissible by law.
  • The selection of published materials for the Library collection is a partnership between staff and the Library.

The Library's Collection Development and Evaluation Committee develops and reviews policy, guidelines, procedures and processes and makes recommendations for changes to these to the University Librarian as appropriate.

The University funds the purchase of published materials in two ways:

  1. Purchase of Published Material from Library Funds
    Library funds are used to build the shared Library collection.
    For more information on how to place an order with the Library, go to 
    Library BookVote Funds ordering procedures.
  2. Purchase of Working Copies of Published Materials from Non-Library Funds
    Non-Library funds, including research grants, may be used to purchase working copies of published material. Working copy purchases are not handled by the Library.

Collection building priorities and deadlines

The Library recognises that new research and teaching directions require support through the purchase of relevant Library resources. The collection building priorities process enables academic staff to recommend the purchase of resources to develop the Library's collection in new areas especially in relation to resources purchased on a subscription basis. 

Current priorities and deadlines are outlined in the Library Collection Priorities and Ordering Process.

Collection building key dates 2017

22 JanuaryClosing date for receipt of Session 1 reading list material for Reserve
30 AprilDeadline for new journal and database subscription proposals to commence 2018.
1 MayList for new journal and database subscription proposals opened (for 2019 budget year)
30 JuneClosing date for receipt of Session 2 reading list material for Reserve
4 NovemberClosing date for receipt of Session 3 reading list material for Reserve


Books and other single order items Ext: 7534 
Subscriptions Ext: 7548 / 7519

Books and other single order items lib.acqdep@mq.edu.au 
Subscriptions lib.serials@mq.edu.au

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