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The Dean B. Ellis Library Clock Tower

Acquisitions is responsible for collection development, new material processing, preservation of library materials and continuations monitoring. We also maintain the library's materials budget, inventory the collections and solicit book and serial donations for the library.

On average, we process approximately 5000 requests per year. We also manage 1800 journal subscriptions.

Requesting new materials

What can be requested?

Books, videos/DVDs, CD-ROMs, music, periodicals, 3-D materials (kits, games, etc.) can be requested by all current students, faculty & staff.

What can NOT be requested?

NO software due to licensing issues, NO currently adopted textbooks, and generally, no duplicates of currently held materials.

How to request an acquisition?

The Acquisitions Department accepts student and faculty requests for materials via our online form. Faculty may also send requests through campus mail, e-mail to Linda Creibaum or Jan Nelms, or in person. If you have questions regarding materials requests please call the Acquisitions Department (870) 972-3077, 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. 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
7:30 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. Ellis

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