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Acquisitions and Serials


Acquisitions investigates and orders library resources including books, journals, databases, and other materials for current Arkansas State University students, faculty, and staff.  We also maintain the library’s materials’ budget and solicit book and journal donations.

Requesting new materials

Who can place requests?

Current students, faculty, and staff.

What can be requested?

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Music
  • Journals

What can NOT be requested?

  • NO software due to licensing issues
  • NO currently adopted textbooks
  • Generally, no duplicates of currently held materials

How to request an acquisition?

The Acquisitions Department accepts requests for library materials via our online form. Requests may also be made through e-mail to Linda Creibaum, campus mail, or in person.
If you have questions regarding materials requests please call the Acquisitions Department (870) 972-3354, or faculty can contact their Departmental Library Liaison. 

Rush Orders

If there is an item that you need quickly, please state the time frame within which you need it. Typically, the quicker it comes, the more it costs, so please take that into consideration. We will contact you when your rush order arrives.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

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Online Request Form

Are you interested in having the library order new materials? Use our online request form.

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About Dean B. Ellis

Dean B. Ellis1894-1971

Our library was named after Dean B. Ellis, a long-time faculty member of AState.