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We really want to know which books you want the Library to buy.

If the Library doesn't hold the book you need for your studies or if all our copies are on loan, let us know what it's for and we will buy a copy for the Library.

As all books purchased through the scheme are part of the Library's collection, they are subject to recall if required by another reader.‌

Current offer now closed

This cycle of Print books on demand has now finished. We have purchased 1,428 books through this scheme since February 2017, and a new cycle will start in the next academic year.

We'd love to hear about your experiences with Print books on demand so we're able to build and enhance this service. Send us your feedback at or tweet us a picture of you and your new books at @UoMLibrary.

How do I get the books that I've already ordered?

An e-mail notification will be sent when the book you have requested is ready for collection.

This will tell you where to collect the item from.

Your books will be held for you for 3 days, after which they will go back into circulation.


What happens after I've ordered my book?

If your order meets the criteria outlined above it should take around 10 working days (on average) to come into the Library. If demand for the scheme is very high, these books may take longer to arrive.

Who can I contact about my book order?

Please email giving the full details of your order. Please remember that most books will take 10 working days to arrive and that, when the book arrives, you will receive an email telling you how, when and where to pick it up.

What else does the Library do to ensure we have enough copies of the books you want?

For core textbooks that are continually in high demand, our policy is to automatically order extra copies whenever possible.

How can I give my feedback on this initiative?

We’d love to hear about your experiences of Books on demand so we’re able to continually build and enhance the service.

Get in touch with us at or tweet us a picture of you and your new books at @UoMLibrary.

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