Q. How to purchase a book?
Book orders are processed by the library.
Electronic books are usually paid from the library budget, especially, if the ebook has multi-user access.
There are 3 purchase options for physical books:
1) The library buys the book from the library budget, and the patron borrows it once it arrives. It will belong to the Library, and it will have to be returned if another reader requests it.
In order to begin the process of this type of book purchase, the patron's PI needs to send the Library a short recommendation letter.
Please note, according to Library policy, we cannot purchase a hard copy for the Library when an electronic version exists. If a print copy is needed anyway, there are the following 2 options:
2) The library buys the book from the patron's research budget. To launch the process, the patron or the dept. secretary should place the Book purchase order via the internal services. The book will belong to the patron's lab as a permanent loan.
3) Scientists can buy the book with their credit card directly from the book vendor and then, upon receipt of the book, get a reimbursement. The book will have to be taken for processing to the faculty librarian, together with a signed form (english or hebrew) and the receipt. The book will be returned to the scientist along with the above mentioned form. Upon getting this form, that now will show the library stamp and the catalog number, the dept. secretary or administrator will be able to complete the reimbursement process.