by Ann Moriarty, Reference Librarian
- Print books: 322,124
- E-books: 460,174
- E-journals: 353,033
- Streaming videos: 19,572
- Databases: 219
While the librarians strive to select the best books, e-books, and journals to meet the research needs of the Regent community, it will never be possible to have all the resources that individual projects may require. In the 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey, we received the following requests for more books, e-books, and journal articles:
- “More books pertaining to student development would be appreciated.”
- “I use the library almost exclusively. I wish more books were offered electronically.”
- “We need access to more databases.”
- “It would be nice if I were able to access the full text of more articles.”
The Library is always happy to receive suggestions for new books, e-books, databases, and other resources. To request a purchase, use our online form. If you need something quickly that we don’t have, our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service can get most journal articles in 2-3 business days and most books in about a week.
If you need something even faster than ILL can procure, you might want to consider a visit to another library. The reference librarians can help you with emergency searching in other libraries’ catalogs. On-campus students have borrowing privileges at Tidewater Academic Consortium libraries, and distance students can be reimbursed for the fee for a card at an academic library in their area. For more information about these benefits, contact the Circulation Services.
While we are confident that the Library’s collection will meet the great majority of your research needs, with a little planning, even items that we don’t currently have can almost always be quickly obtained.