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Request a Book or Resource

Request a Purchase

We encourage Macalester faculty, staff, and students to help us build a rich and diverse collection by submitting requests to purchase books and media items. Please see our Collections Policy for more information about our goals for the collection.

Students and Staff

Please use our Purchase Request form to submit your purchase requests for book and media items to be added to our collection.

Request a Purchase


We primarily work with two book vendors (ProQuest and Midwest Library Services) for purchasing book materials. 

Access OASIS

Please use OASIS, our online ordering system, for known item selection whenever possible. The department’s library representative should have the department’s login information; please talk to them to find out your department’s preferred ordering process.  If you need OASIS login information, training, or support, please contact Denise Tyburski, [email protected]  or your Research & Instruction Librarian.

Midwest Library Service 

Please use Midwest Library Service emails as a current awareness tool to review and select new titles being published in your field. Contact Denise Tyburski, [email protected] to be set up to receive these email notifications. Please note that the emails may start out by going to your email spam folder; look for subject “MLS Notification Service”.

Note: please use our Purchase Request form for any of the following cases:

  • the item you are requesting is not found in OASIS
  • the item is needed for a class or more immediate need
  • ebook is the preferred format
  • the item is not in book format


Contact Denise Tyburski in the library ([email protected] or x6325).