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Library Support for Faculty: Purchase Requests

Available support for faculty


The Library is here to support students and faculty, and we welcome input for our collection development. If there is a book or DVD that is benefical to your class, please contact Leah Huemmrich, so we can add your suggestion to the collection.


  • Check EDS (the library's search engine on our website). If we already own the item, we will not purchase a second copy, unless it is a new/different edition.
  • If you only need the item temporarily, consider making an interlibrary loan request.
    • This option is useful if you want to use the material for your own research. If the item is essential to your class and for the students' learning experience, we will purchase it for our collection.
  • Give us as much information as possible.
    • Include the complete title, author, and ISBN. Additional information, like the publisher, edition, or year, is also very useful.
    • Provide any other information, like the URL, a copy of the catalog or flyer in which the item is listed, or anything else that may help identify the correct item.
    • Tell  us when you need the item. We frequently have to prioritize or rush purchases if they are needed quickly.
    • Let us know if you would like the item placed on hold for you. Normal processing routes items to the New Book area, not to the requester.
  • Faculty are encouraged to request purchases for items within their discipline, regardless of the impact it may have on their specific class. Please do not request items for other academic departments. If you would like to make a suggestion for another department, please contact the appropriate department chair for approval.


Collection Development and Maintenance Policy

Making a request. Easy as 1,2,3

  • Use any of these methods::
  • Please allow three weeks for your item to be ordered, received, invoiced, cataloged, and processed. If you need the item sooner, indicate that at the time you place your request so that we can accelerate the process

Need to make a purchase request?

Complete the online purchase request form OR Contact Leah Huemmrich or your liaison librarian directly.

Complete this online form to request a CD or DVD.

Requests for journals, databases or electronic resources should be directed to Beth Miller (, 724-223-6069).

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Leah Huemmrich
Library Services Assistant
Washington & Jefferson College
Clark Family Library
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301