Book/Journal Purchase Request

NOTE: This form is to be used to request that the Library purchase a book, or subscribe to a journal. If you would like to arrange the temporary loan of a book or acquire a specific journal article from another institution, use the Interlibrary Loan Form.

Students, faculty and staff of the Boston Medical Center and the Boston University Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine and Public Health are eligible to submit book and journal purchase requests. Please complete this form with as much information as possible, including your contact information. Requests submitted without requestor information will not be considered for purchase.

Book and journal subscription purchase decisions are based on several criteria, including: an evaluation of the requested material’s subject scope, indexing, and cost; library collection development policies; Interlibrary Loan data; analysis of the overall collection; and the availability of funds.

Book requests are reviewed on a weekly basis and may be submitted at any time. Journal requests are reviewed annually and should be submitted prior to August 1 to be considered for the next calendar year subscription.

For additional information about purchase requests, please contact a reference librarian at 617-358-4810 or

Book/Journal Purchase Request Form

Fill in as much information as you can about the material you would like the library to purchase.
  • Information About the Requested Item

  • Requestor Information