Request to purchase a book for Studies or Administrative staff
Request purchases of any books you need for your teaching (such as books about the course or recommended reading), management or research work.
Make your request
How it works?
If you need a book that is not yet available in our collection, you can make a request by completing the fields on the form.
Once we have received the request, we will consider it and send a message to your UOC email address. We will give priority to digital content.
Materials on analogue media will only be considered, as an exception, if no digital options are available.
If the book is only available in hard copy, we will send it to the UOC centre that you indicated on the form when you made your request.
Sending books to other countries is not included in this service.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can request any books relating to teaching, learning and research at the UOC. Digital titles will be given priority, and we will only send you a paper version if the book is not available in digital format.
Recommended reading is the collection of materials that teaching staff suggest students may (optionally) read in order to learn in greater depth about the topics they are studying in their UOC courses. It is important to differentiate between recommended reading and learning resources, the latter being needed for passing the assessment activities.
Teaching staff have to request the acquisition of reading matter through the Ask us to purchase a book. Once the request has been assessed, the purchase process can begin. The content will then be added to the Library's permanent collection, making it available to the whole university community.
Publications in digital format are given priority, and only if unavailable as such will they be purchased in hard copy.
The document delivery time depends on the title requested, its availability and the publishing group or distributor that supplies it.
The UOC Library will cover the cost of purchasing the books.
To donate documents to the UOC Library, send us a list of titles to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and our team will consider adding them to our collection based on the University's areas of study and research.
Please contact our team before bringing any books in person. Once the donation has been approved, a delivery date will be agreed.