Recommend purchases and database trials to build the library’s curriculum-driven collection. Explore our unique special collections to enhance your scholarship and teaching.

Request a Purchase

Books & Videos

Faculty members may submit orders using our Library Materials Request Form.

Please remember that all orders must be prioritized using the following scale.

  1. Essential purchase for existing or new class and/or research, needed as soon as possible.
  2. Important addition for the collection. You expect high use into the future, including use by students.
  3. Good title but not essential; you expect lower use.

If you have questions, please email acquisitions at, or call Trish Johnson, Acquisitions Assistant, at 704-894-2684.

Journals & Databases

To request a new journal subscription or enquire about getting a new database, please contact Kelly Denzer at

The library is happy to gather information, negotiate prices, set up trials and explore options with you.

Archives & Special Collections

The Davidson College Archives and Special Collections includes the Archives, Manuscripts, Rare Books and Special Collections. In preserving and adding to holdings of unique and rare materials, Archives & Special Collections actively supports the campus curriculum and promotes awareness of the value of these resources.

To discover materials that support your research and teaching or to discuss the possibility of acquiring materials for special collections, please email or call 704-894-2158.

Archives and Special Collections