Acquisitions Request

NOTICE: The Acquisition Requesting System is temporarily unavailable. Please email with your requests or questions.

Complete below Acquisitions Request form. Please provide the following with each request:

  1. Author
  2. Title
  3. Publisher & Year

Whenever possible, please provide a link to the item.

Useful Information about Technical Services at Otterbein

Technical Services Process:
Items requested are vetted against our existing collection, print and electronic, and then purchased. Once received, items are paid for by and then catalogued, which means they are fully added to our collection. Cataloguing can take anywhere from 3 -10 business days, depending upon a variety of factors including the level of difficulty encountered with the item. After cataloguing, items are processed – with stickers and labels and stamps added – and then given to the front of house staff so they can be shelved, placed on HOLD, or placed on Course Reserve.

Order Time:
Items requested will be purchased within 10-20 business days from the time the request is received. The specific timeframe depends upon a variety of factors including time of year and difficulty encountered in acquiring the item.

Requests for Course Reserve:
Items that are needed for course reserves are considered RUSH requests, and may incur extra shipping charges and other increased costs. Please ensure you’ve selected the RUSH option, and included all relevant course information when submitting one of these requests. These requests typically are purchased within 5-7 business days of the receipt of the request and will be catalogued with highest priority.

Library Reimbursement Policy:
If you are going to be travelling internationally or attending a gallery or exhibit and feel that you may be in a position to purchase items to be added to the library collection, and thus require reimbursement, please contact either your librarian liaison or Elizabeth Zeitz (1938) well in advance of your trip.

More Information:
If you are having difficulty locating information about the item you wish to request, please contact your library liaison or the Technical Services department (Elizabeth / for help.

Library Hours

Beginning Tuesday March 17th, the library building will be closed with virtual services available during posted hours.

Research Help services will be available from 9am-6pm via virtual communication. Ask a Librarian via chatemail, or text. You can also email your Personal Librarian directly. Digital resources remain available 24/7.

Contact the Library

138 West Main Street.
Westerville, OH 43081

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