Disclaimer: All requests for new Library resources will be reviewed and prioritized according to the UTEP Library’s Collection Development Policies. New acquisitions are determined by the amount of funds allotted for each subject discipline within the scope of the Library's budget.
Lead-time for the ordering and processing of new Library resources:
Foreign publications and books older than five years should be requested by January 15th of each calendar year.
Non-book resources such as journals, databases, and videos should be requested at least 6-12 weeks in advance of when they will be needed. Some of these formats, such as databases and journals, require more extensive review (in terms of the Library's budget); others, such as videos, require more lead-time to acquire, especially if they are not readily available from the Library’s standard providers.
For streaming video requests, allow sufficient lead-time for the Library to source, negotiate, and license the digital streaming rights, if available. This process can take from six months to one year. Extra lead-time will be needed for re-formatting or for the addition of ADA-compliant accessibility enhancements such as transcripts or closed-captioning. Refer to the Library's Visual Materials Acquisition Policies for details.
Publications in stock with the Library’s major book vendors can usually be ordered up until May 15th of each calendar year.
For questions, contact Kathy Poorman, Assistant Library Director for Technical Services.
Textbooks and other course materials should be ordered through the UTEP Bookstore.
Course Packs may be ordered via the UTEP Print/Copy/Mail Solutions.
To request individual journal articles, books, book chapters, or other publications for educational, research, and/or personal use, use the UTEP Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service.