Requesting New Materials

Teachers College students, faculty, and staff may use the materials request form to request library materials not owned by Gottesman Libraries, or the Columbia Morningside Campus Libraries. Please search both TC Supersearch and CU Quicksearch before submitting a new materials request. Requests are also accepted for interlibrary loan, and faculty Course Reserves.


Requesting Guidelines

  • Materials requests can be submitted by students, faculty, and staff.
  • Format types may include books, ebooks, book chapters, journal articles, and streaming video.
  • Fulfillment times for new library purchases may vary. Fulfillment notices are sent via email when a requested item is ready for circulation.
  • The library prioritizes the purchase of digital material, including Course Reserves, whenever possible.
  • To suggest a new journal or database subscription, please contact us.


Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary loan requests can be submitted with the materials request form.
  • Gottesman Libraries offers the lending and borrowing of physical materials in a variety of format types.
  • Physical items acquired via interlibrary loan may be borrowed for 30 days.
  • To request a renewal from a lending institution, please contact us before the due date.
  • Gottesman Libraries participates in digital article exchange for the digital lending and borrowing of journal articles and book chapters.


Related Information


Questions about requesting new materials? Please contact us.