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Ordering Material for the Library

It is generally MIC Academic Staff who order new items, but anyone is welcome to suggest titles that are relevant to courses taught in Mary Immaculate College.

Journal purchases are an ongoing financial commitment and absorb a large amount of the library budget.  Normally, a new subscription can only be taken out if the department cancels an existing title of equivalent value.

First search the library catalogue to check if the book is already in stock. 

Submit order requests to and include the following details:

  • Title, author, publication details
  • Whether each book is a core, supplementary text or research material
  •  Module(s) the book is attached to
  • Approximate number of students on  module

Search the library catalogue to check the progress of the item ordered. 

If the item is not yet in the library it will indicate “On Order” and is unavailable for request. 

Items indicated as “In process of Acquisition technical services” means they have arrived in the library but are not yet available on the library shelves.  

To request the item, click the “sign in option” under the title details and fill in your information. Once the item is processed, it will be placed on the reservation shelf for you and you will get an email alerting you to this. 

It generally takes between 1-3 months to acquire items, depending on availability with publishers. When a staff member orders an item, they will be notified by email when the item goes on the shelf and is available for use.

For additional information about the progress of an order please email: