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Acquisitions Department


  • (650) 723-2803


Meyer Library, Third Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-3103
FAX: (650) 723-4775



The Acquisitions Department acquires and makes accessible information and resources necessary to advance Stanford University’s scholarship and research.
What we do

The Acquisitions Department is responsible for acquiring materials in all formats, both physical and electronic, for Stanford University Libraries, including:
•    Ordering materials from sources  all over the world
•    Receiving  and copy cataloging 
•    Follow up as necessary to ensure that orders are fulfilled in a timely manner
•    Payment of  invoices for all library materials
•    Establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources acquired for the Stanford community

In addition, the Acquisitions Department:
•    Sets up and maintains approval plans, subscriptions and standing orders
•    Manages  incoming gifts
•    Assesses sources of supply, vendor performance and associated services while seeking opportunities to further  workflow efficiencies
•    Maintains the highest ethical standards and  excellent customer service with our  clients, vendors and service providers

View our organization chart here


Head, Acquisitions Department