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

Suggest a Purchase

Books & Videos

We strive to build a vibrant collection based around curricular needs and research interests of our students and faculty. If you have suggestions for items that would contribute to a relevant and well-rounded collection, we encourage you to suggest a purchase.

The library will prioritize eBooks over print when multi-user options are available.

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Mills, Acquisitions & Collections Specialist, at

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.

Faculty Publications

Have you recently published a book or chapter within a book? Please complete the faculty books and monographs form to share your publishing accomplishments with the library. We will gladly accept or purchase a copy to add to the library’s collection, and showcase print copies in our “Faculty Books and Monographs” display.

Turnaround Time for Requests

Please give two weeks notice for any purchases or requests to explore the possibility of starting a journal subscription or database trial.

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