Get material the library doesn't have
If there is a resource you require which is not available in the library’s collections, we are happy to try to get this for you.
If you are looking for material for your research or personal study, the best option is interlibrary loan. However, we also welcome purchase suggestions from students and staff for new titles to add to our collections.
Please note that during the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, the library is unable to order or receive any printed material and will only be able to supply books as e-books. We are not able to get all items in this way and will advise on the outcome of any suggestion that is made.
Not sure which option is best for you?
Looking for a missing reading list item?
If you are looking for something recommended for your course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the module and the item you are looking for.
Based at Southend or Loughton and looking for a book located in Colchester?
You can find out how to borrow books from our other University of Essex campuses via our FAQs: