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Acquisitions Department

  • Location: We are in the basement of the Main Library

  • Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Department Head: Dana Walker

  • Primary phone number: 542-0596
    (for individual units' phone numbers, click here)

  • Fax numbers: (706) 542-2534 or (706) 542-4144

  • Mailing address:
    University of Georgia Libraries
    Acquisitions Dept.
    320 South Jackson St.
    Athens, GA 30602

The Acquisitions Process

  • Acquire all materials (except current periodicals, serials, electronic subscriptions, and Georgia documents received on deposit) in all formats and languages

  • Includes the ordering, paying, receiving, and processing of the materials (books, microfiche, CD-ROMs, musical scores, etc.)

  • Acquisitions is divided into three separate units : Ordering, Receiving, and Gifts

  • The Ordering unit is responsible for placing firm orders, claims and revends

  • The Receiving unit is responsible for receiving and DLC copy cataloging all firm orders, approval plans, monographic sets and analyzed series on standing order, and gifts materials

  • The Gifts unit is responsible for processing incoming gift materials