Reader’s Choice: Improving Access to Academic Books with Patron-Driven Acquisition

Our eagle-eyed readers will have spotted some of the 140,000 (and growing) UK Legal Deposit e-books that we have access to via our Library PCs. Some of the major UK academic publishers have now moved to e-deposit only, such as Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Sage. The Library understands that the access restrictions can be a barrier to research, and so we are inviting TCD staff and students to select, when needed, an additional copy for our collection. Integrated with our catalogue are thousands of records for available titles which can be selected; half are print books (now live) and half are e-books (live from August). Print books can be ordered with a lead time of approximately three weeks, and on arrival the book will be reserved for you. Once live, e-books will be available immediately and wherever you are working by using your Trinity login.