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Fordham Forward Libraries: Acquisitions


The Acquisitions Department will continue to purchase requested ebooks, hard copy books, and streaming video when available. The order form can be found on the library homepage and here:      

The library has three streaming video databases: Academic Video Online (AVON), Swank Motion Pictures, and Kanopy.  AVON and Swank are collections readily available.  Kanopy is a collection of films that require the purchase of licenses.  If the film you are looking for is in the Kanopy collection but not available to view because it is not licensed to us, a request form will appear and you can request that we purchase a license for the film.  Submitted forms will be sent to the Acquisitions Department.  Due to budget constraints we are purchasing licenses for films requested by faculty only.  If a student requests a film to be purchased we will notify the student of this and suggest that they ask their professor to request it for them.  

Betty Garity, the Head of Acquisitions, ( and Leslie Gillette, an Acquisitions Librarian,( are always available through email.