Purchase Resources

The Library welcomes new requests from staff and students for the Library collection.

Note: All new recommendations will be assessed against the Collection Development and Access Policy.

One-off purchases

Order requests for new materials (e.g. e-books) require authorisation by a library signatory associated with each  School. Orders are not accepted without this library signatory authorisation.

Submit a new one off purchase

On-going purchase

All journal and database requests require authorisation by the Dean of the School and will not be accepted without this authorisation. Due to the substantial and ongoing cost of new journals, these requests will be evaluated in light of available funds and anticipated use. Requests for single journal articles should be submitted to Document Delivery.

Submit an on-going purchase


The Library purchases all materials required as working tools or professional reference by staff at the University.  An extension of this service also includes license management and price negotiation.  When the requested item is received and processed by the Library, a permanent loan will be applied and item be sent to the requestor's office.

Submit a non-library request

Alternatively, where an exception has been granted to purchase materials on Corporate Mastercard, details of materials purchased must be sent to the Library for recording purposes. Email details to libacq@westernsydney.edu.au

Note: For audit purposes, the Library is responsible for recording and tracking all books and journals acquired using operating funds, internal or external research funds and/or donations. All books and journals acquired remain the property of the University.