Recommend a purchase

If a book or other resource you need is not held by the libraries, we are happy to try to source or purchase this for you. We accept recommendations from University students and staff, and Bodleian Reader card holders.

Before submitting a request, check SOLO to make sure the resource is not already available in Oxford.

If you need to access material quickly, use our inter-library loans service.

Submit a request

Our subject librarians liaise with divisions and departments to make sure that we purchase resources to meet the needs of the University’s students and staff.  

We also welcome suggestions for books and other resources to be purchased by the Bodleian Libraries. When completing the form, please provide as much detail as possible about the resource you are recommending.  

Your request will be passed on to the relevant subject librarian for consideration, and you will be notified of the outcome.

Request a purchase