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Ordering Books and Other Materials

Linfield College Libraries receive and process several thousand new titles to add to the library collections each year. The acquisition of library books and materials is just one of the many vital functions provided by the Collections Management Department at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. 


Faculty requests for BOOKS and all other MEDIA (VIDEOCASSETTES, DVD'S, CD'S, ETC.) to be purchased for the library must be okayed by the department chair (or department library liaison), and then sent to the Collections Management Librarian, Kathleen Spring or via campus mail. The deadline for deparmental requests is the first week in March.

Student, Administrator, and Staff requests may also be sent to Kathleen Spring.

Portland Campus requests should be sent to Portland Campus Librarian Patrice O'Donovan.

With both orders and suggestions, please include as much of the following information as possible:

  • ISBN
  • Please keep in mind that library materials are selected primarily to support the curriculum of Linfield College and must meet the standards specified in the Collection Development Policy. Departmental requests must be routed through the department chair. The name of the person who requested an item remains confidential.

    If you have questions concerning any of these policies contact Kathleen Spring.

    For selection assistance please visit links for locating information about books and other media .