Summary: These pages contain instructions for ordering and receiving materials. 

  • Ordering and receiving processes are almost always handled by Acquisitions staff, though the Copy Cataloging unit occasionally assists with receiving work.
  • In receiving work, question whether Special Collections wants a title if:
    • It was published before 1866, or
    • Fewer than 150 copies were published, or
    • It is autographed by the author.
  • Files on ordering/receiving will be retained on this schedule:
    • Cease/Cancellations are kept for 3 years
    • Green sheets are kept for 5 years
    • Material returns are kept for 3 years
    • Over $200.00 orders are kept for 3 years

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UpdatedFebruary 2018
CreatedFebruary 2018