|3.1. Prescribed and Recommended Reading Books
It is the library’s policy to purchase a limited number of copies of prescribed and recommended reading books for use in the Main Library:
5 copies - Prescribed textbooks for courses of the School of Business Management
3 copies - Prescribed textbook for courses of all other Departments
1 copy - Recommended readings of all Departments
No personal copies will be ordered on behalf of students. Students have to order their own personal copies or alternatively these are ordered in bulk by the Department.
Users can access prescribed textbooks in the Study Collection (Short Loan), while recommended readings can be borrowed from the Open Shelf Collection.
To ensure timely access lecturers should submit lists/course outlines to the Acquisition and Technical Service AND the official book supplier, Book Den, at least 12 weeks before a new semester starts. Lists/course outlines should clearly indicate if a title is a prescribed or a recommended reading book.
BOOK DEN is the Polytechnic’s official supplier of prescribed textbooks to both students and staff. Book Den has supplied a form, which lecturers should complete to assist them in ordering sufficient stock of prescribed textbooks. The form can be copied to your computer, completed and send via e-mail or fax