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Collection Development

Books & AV Materials Requests

The Library welcomes suggestions for books, journals, media, electronic media, microforms, and journal backfiles. The Library reserves the right to make all decisions on what to purchase but will try to fulfill as many appropriate requests as possible.

Please check Library Search to verify that the Library does not already own this item before submitting a recommendation for purchase.

Submit purchase requests using any of these methods:
  • Electronic Form - Complete the form online
  • Print Form - Download the form, fill it out, return it to Carrie Butler Becker (
  • Other - If you prefer to submit requests in another format (such as email, catalogs with circled titles, etc.), please be sure to identify yourself. The more information we have about the request, the sooner we can process the order.

Who should use this form?
UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, or staff members who want to recommend that the University library purchase a book or other material. Use the Journal Recommendation Form to recommend that the library subscribe to a journal or periodical.

What happens after I submit this form?
Upon receipt of this form, the Collection Development Librarian will review and respond to your request via email, if requested. If you would like to receive an email response, please note this on the request form or call the Collection Development Librarian at 715-836-6032.

If I have a question regarding purchase recommendation policies, whom do I contact?
Contact Jan Bogstad, Collection Development Librarian, at or 715-836-6032.