Suggest a Purchase

Forwarding suggestions

The Wise Law Library welcomes law faculty suggestions for print or electronic resources (books, journals, databases) to be purchased for the library’s collection. Please direct these to the Assistant Director for Faculty Services, via memo, phone: 2-2705, or e-mail: .

Evaluating suggestions

The Assistant Director for Faculty Services will get additional information from the faculty member, as needed, and consult with the Library Director. All purchases will be considered in accordance with the Wise Law Library’s Collection Development Policy - [pdf]

Making decisions

The faculty member will be notified promptly of the Library’s decision to accept or decline the recommendation. If a decision is made to decline the purchase recommendation, the Library will pursue other avenues for acquiring the resources on a short-term basis through campus libraries, or regional and national interlibrary loan networks. In the case of a database request, the Library may pursue a trial subscription prior to committing to a regular subscription. The Library may also opt for a shared database acquisition with campus libraries or other consortia.