We work closely with lecturers to buy the books you need for your course or research. If the Library doesn't have the book you need then use our new scheme to get the books you want in the Library.
Books Buy You aims to buy you the resources you need. If the Library doesn't own the book you need for your studies or research, tell us and we'll buy a copy if we can for the Library.
Let us know the details of the book you need. When the book arrives we'll email you to let you know it's available.
Please use the Books Buy You order form to ask the Library to buy a book under this scheme. Where available we will always order the ebook.
If you are an undergraduate student or postgraduate student/researcher then you can order books through this scheme.
You can order any book that you need for your studies as long as it complies with the following conditions:
You can order up to 3 books during any academic year. As the scheme is open to all Manchester Met students we want to give everyone a chance to benefit.
If we order an ebook it should be available within 3 working days of us placing the order. If we need to order a print book it should be ready to borrow after 10 working days if it's in stock with our supplier.
We'll send you an email when the ebook is available. If we order a print book we'll reserve it for you as part of your normal reservation allowance and send you an email when it is ready to collect. If you've reached your normal reservation allowance we'll still purchase the book for the Library but we won’t be able to reserve it for you. Please check the Library catalogue for availability.
You can borrow a print book for 2 weeks and it will be part of your normal loan allowance. The book will be renewed automatically for you as long as nobody else has reserved it. All books ordered through the Books Buy You scheme are part of the Library's collection and are subject to Library policies.
We hope to run this scheme alongside our usual acquisitions processes, however, we may withdraw the scheme at any point.
We'd love to hear your feedback so please use our social media channels to tell us what you think or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have designed this scheme to enable students to contribute to the development of the Library collection by telling us the books they need for their studies. If you are a member of academic staff, please request items here .