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Collection Management & Acquisitions

2011 - 2012 Acquisition Highlights

  • Games – our newest resources provide opportunities for critical thinking, enhanced troubleshooting, strategic employment and manipulation as well as a break from your studies and enjoyment for you and your friends. Check out Set, Banagrams, Quiddler,  Apples to Apples, checkers, Jumbulaya, The Settlers of Catan, Blokus, Dixit, chess, and many more. Some games are available at McMaster Engineering Library.
    For online fun, try Set at and Quiddler at
  • New DVD titles include feature films, documentaries, and popular television shows such as Iron Lady, John Carter, Descendants, The Woman in Black, Becoming Chaz, The Last Lions, Frozen Planet, Downton Abbey and Big Bang Theory.
  • Titles in the areas of Philosophy, Critical Decision Making, Neuroscience, and Mathematics have been added to the Great Courses collection. These intellectually engaging DVDs taught by the world's best professors and experts offer the pleasure and benefits of learning without the homework or exams. The following are some of the new courses now available: Optimizing Brain Fitness, Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition, Black Holes Explained, and The Cathedral. For additional titles, visit
  • New resources have been added to both the Urban Fiction collection and the textbook collection.

New Books and Media at the University Libraries

The list of new book and media purchases for the current month is available here. In addition, lists of new purchases from previous months are available. The lists are in Library of Congress Call Number order  - use your browser's Find on Page feature to jump to a section. 

Recommending Materials for Purchase

Have a suggestion?

You can make a suggestion for materials to be purchased for the Library by using this form.  Faculty members, you may contact the Library Liaison for your area or contact Alice Crosetto, Acquisitions Librarian, at 419.530.2760. To request materials for the College of Law, please contact the Law Library directly.

Library Liaisons & Department Representatives

Library liaisons and Department representatives work together in order to identify and maintain resources that enhance our academic collections and support the curricular and research needs of the University Community. See the Liaison List for the name of your Library liaison and Department representative.

Donating Materials to the University Libraries

Ifyou are interested in donating materials, please contact Alice Crosetto, Acquisitions Librarian/Coordinator of Collection Development, at 419.530.2760 or

All donations must be pre-approved.  If your donation is approved, then donors assume the responsibility of transporting items to the Library. Substantial gifts can be reviewed on site - contact Alice Crosetto, Acquisitions Librarian, at 419.530.2760 or If you are interested in donating rare books, books of regional or local interest, or personal papers, contact Barbara Floyd, Director of the Canaday Center for Special Collections, at or 419.530.2170.

The University Libraries welcome donations of books, media and other resources. Donated items become the property of the University Libraries. We will send a confirmation letter documenting your donation, but cannot appraise the value of donated items for tax purposes. Please consult the Internal Revenue Service online documentation  Determining the Value of Donated Property (Publication 561).

Last Updated: 6/26/15