Q. How can I make a purchase request?

I would like to ask the library to purchase an item for the collection. What do I do?


Purchase recommendations can be made through the Information Delivery Services (IDS) system. If we are unable to purchase a recommended item, we will borrow it for you from another library (or hold the item for you if it's already available in our collection. 

There are two ways to make purchase recommendations.

When placing any IDS request

Any book or media item you request can be recommended for purchase. For example, if you find a book in WorldCat, IDS Search, or another databse, you can make a recommendation when you place a request. Simply indicate your preference in the Should Milne purchase or borrow this? dropdown menu.

Faculty purchase recommendation form

Faculty also have access to a dedicated purchase recommendation form. Simply sign into your IDS account and, under the Place a New Request menu, click Send a purchase request to Milne's Acquisitions department.


  • Last Updated Jun 28, 2017
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  • Answered By Dan Ross

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