Acquisitions Requests


Museum staff may request that new single or multi-part monographs be purchased for the Library Collection. Due to the ongoing and unpredictable costs of journal subscriptions, the Library is unable to subscribe to new journal titles at this time.

Please limit your purchase requests to no more than 3 titles per month.

Before submitting a request, please be sure to search our online catalog first to check if the Library already owns the item or if it is on order.

To submit a request, please send an email to Michael Trombley (mtrombley@fieldmuseum.org) with a complete citation. Please include: title, author/editor, publisher and date.

Due to the fact that we order materials through various vendors, it is difficult to estimate arrival time of the items you've requested. We will contact you via email when the item is processed and cataloged.