The Acquisitions Unit is responsible for acquiring all materials added to Cornette Library collections (excluding Government Documents). Our role in the library’s mission to support the educational and research goals of WTAMU students and faculty includes the following:

  • Order, receive, and process payments for materials in all formats (physical and electronic) including books, ebooks, electronic journal packages, standing orders, continuations, DVD, streaming video, etc
  • Work with vendors and consortia (including Texas A&M University System libraries, regional, state and multi-state consortia) in order to participate in cooperative licensing of electronic resources that will benefit our faculty and students, and support WTAMU curriculum and research needs
  • Process gift items donated to the library
  • Manage the expenditure of the library materials budget and maintain records and statistics for the monies spent each year, and the materials added to our collections

Collection Statistics

Number of item held at the Cornette Library by material type
Material FormatNumber of Titles
AV (Film, Audio, Video)4,505
Bound Journals3,370
Computer File (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM)2,434
Electronic books166,638
Electronic journals7,564
Electronic Documents102,972
Electronic Reserve Material247
Electronic reference966
Microform Material65,769
Misc. (Map, Kit, Mixed Mat)7,305
Print Books314,759
Print Journals1,911
Grand Total678,451
Databases Available161

Faculty Purchase Requests

We welcome faculty requests! Please use our Suggest a Purchase form or send an email to your Library Liaison or directly to Gonda Stayton.

Donating and Gifting

The library accepts donations of books and other materials as well. Please see our Library Gift Policy for details.

We are a Federal Depository Library
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