The Acquisitions Department is responsible for acquiring library materials which have been selected by the Libraries subject bibliographers from all University of Manitoba Libraries and information centres.
Materials are ordered in a variety of formats including print books and serial subscriptions, government publications, microforms, music scores and recordings and audiovisuals. Ordering and licencing arrangements for most electronic books and journals are handled by the Libraries' Electronic Resources Unit.
Books and serials are acquired from all over the world in a variety of languages. Some material is acquired direct from publishers; most materials, however, are acquired through the services of library vendors.