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Library Resources for Faculty

This Guide contains information regarding library resources and services for faculty at TAMUCC.

Ordering Procedures


The Cataloging Unit of the Library Technology Services Department works closely with Acquisitions personnel to process and make available all materials added to the library's collections. We encourage faculty to actively participate in building library collections. Each year, the library designates funds for each program to purchase books and materials. Faculty representatives in each college receive notification regarding the amount of funding available for each program and the deadline for placing orders. All funds not encumbered by the ordering deadline revert to the library for collection development.

Ordering Procedures

Order cards are available in the Library Acquisitions area. Cards may be requested by calling the main Acquisitions number (ext. 2354).

To assist us in processing your orders in an efficient manner, when filling out order forms, please adhere to the following procedures as closely as possible:

  • Check the Bell Library Online Catalog to ensure that the library does not already own the title.
  • Fill in all boxes as completely as possible and type or print legibly. The ISBN is especially important.
  • Attach publishers' addresses and other order information (blurbs, flyers, etc.) to order. This will assist us in ordering from small presses or associations.
  • Have your department representative authorize your request by initialing the order form in the appropriate box.
  • Insert appropriate program code in department code box. (These codes are recognized by our system).
  • Orders must be submitted by the order deadline, which varies from year to year, but generally occurs between March 15th and April 30th. Liaisons are notified of the deadline each year when funds are allocated. Questions regarding order deadlines should be directed to Michele Hall (ext. 2413). Orders received after the deadline may be held for order until the next fiscal year (September 1).
  • Submit orders to your library liaison.


Approval Plan

I approve!

The Library receives titles on approval from one of its vendors.  Titles from a variety of disciplines are shipped immediately after publication.  Preset profiles help limit these shipments to titles that support our curriculum and programs. New Approval Plan titles are available for review in the Technical Services Dept. (112C). For questions regarding the plan, contact your Library Liaison or Michele Hall at ( or ext. 2413.