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This form is for new titles that you recommend we should acquire, or which you think are likely to be here (e.g. because they are a British imprint which should have been received under Legal Deposit) but do not yet appear in our catalogues.

Please note that this form can also be used to request books that already appear in iDiscover but with the status “UL: Uncatalogued item. Enquire in Reading Room.

Who can suggest a title?
We welcome recommendations from all current registered readers of the University Library for books that would improve the teaching and research provisions of the Library. If you would like to suggest multiple titles, please email us.

When will I get a response?
We will send you an immediate receipt of your recommendation and then respond to you with a decision as soon as possible.

Print or electronic?The University Library often buys ebooks instead of print books, with bought ebooks largely accessible off-site for readers with a Raven password and on-site for all readers.  Please note that during the physical closure of Cambridge University Libraries in connection with the coronavirus outbreak, we can purchase and provide access to ebooks only.


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