The Hunt Library encourages recommendations for materials that support the university’s curriculum, including books, videos, and journals. We also consider recommendations for our leisure reading collection. However, sometimes constraints limit our ability to fulfill requests. If this is your first time submitting a recommendation, please review the information below before completing the Suggest a Purchase Form.


The best way to recommend a new online resource is through your department's academic liaison or after discussing your database needs with a Research Librarian. Your liaison can help you submit your request and can also direct you to similar online resources we may already own. Students and staff may benefit from a Research Librarian’s assistance with determining if we already have similar resources on our Research Databases page. Database requests are typically evaluated once a year, usually in the Fall Semester, and decisions are based on cost and curricular need.

Productivity and Instructional Software

Productivity software and software used for instructional purposes such as Scrivener, APA Style Central, and Overleaf are outside the scope of the Hunt Library’s collection area. You may want to approach your department with requests for this type of software.

Technical Standards

The library strives to obtain standards relevant to the academic curriculum. However, many industry standards are unavailable due to vendor restrictions. Please consult the list of standards below to see if any contain the information you are seeking. If you would like assistance or have any questions, please contact a research librarian.

  • ASCE Library
    ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering.
  • ASME Digital Collection
    Provides access to journals and conference proceedings from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers that includes full-text access to conference papers that discuss standards.
  • ASTM Compass
    ASTM is one of the largest standards-producing organizations. Provides voluntary standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
    Includes standards for communication, computers and electronics, electrical devices, power generation (including nuclear energy), medical devices, learning technology, transportation, and testing information and measurement. Provides full-text access to all IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, transactions and standards.
  • National Fire Codes
    Provides full-text access to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, standards, and handbooks. Current and previous document versions are included.
    Technical papers, standards, ebooks, and related publications from SAE International.

Free ISO & IEC Standards for Classroom Use:


The Hunt Library does not purchase print textbooks for Course Reserves or individual use. Occasionally, textbooks become part of the Hunt Library collection if they are authoritative sources of information. Textbooks placed on reserve have been provided by the instructor or your SGA.

To further the Hunt Library’s commitment to supporting student success, we also offer a small number of textbooks in electronic format. The purchase of these e-textbooks is based on availability, cost, and an access model that would support classroom use. In general, the library cannot provide e-versions of standard textbooks published by commercial textbook publishers due to licensing restrictions.

Current Collection

We may already have what you need. Please search EagleSearch to determine if we already have the specific title you are seeking. Remember to use the filters in the left column to limit your search results. Research librarians can also assist you with locating your specific title or help you find additional materials on your topic.

Suggest a Purchase Form

Please submit your request through the Suggest a Purchase Form. All submitted requests are reviewed by the Collection Management Team to ensure that library funds are spent adding value to the curriculum.

For further questions regarding purchase recommendations, please contact our Ask a Librarian service.