In the context of scholarly and academic research, a book is a publication that has explored a particular theme or subject area in depth. The Library considers book recommendations based on our policies and guidelines. Our evaluation criteria include:
Physical or Electronic Book (E-Book)
Depending on the publisher, the e-book may or may not be available for libraries to purchase. When available, Library may purchase the e-book only and not the physical copy.
Be it a physical or e-book, generally we will only buy one copy of each title. The Library prefers to use our limited funds to purchase different titles, and we reserve the right to make the final decision for book purchases.
See also: Overview of E-Books
All members of NTU Library can submit a book recommendation.
There are now two ways to submit a Book Recommendation.
Within two working days, your recommendation will be input into OneSearch, and it will show up as a Purchase Request in your library account (look under My Requests")
*Below are some guiding questions for you to consider when providing details to support your recommendation:
To track the status of your request, go to OneSearch and "Sign In".
Under "My Account" > "Requests", you will see a list of the active requests that you submitted.
For Book Recommendations, you will see one of the following status:
When your recommendation is approved or rejected, you will receive an email notification from NTU Library.
After the Library has decided to purchase a book, we will source for a vendor and order the book. Because you had recommended the title,
The turnaround time for you to borrow or access the book largely depends on: