The Acquisitions Department is committed to the appropriate increase of academic resources for the Thurgood Marshall Library. Acquisitions works in conjunction with library and faculty liaisons to help build a strong collection which is centered on the core curricula of the University and its mission.

The Acquisitions Department is located on the first floor of the library, Suite 1160, in the Technical Services area.

Library Resource Request

If you would like the library to purchase a book, an e-book or reference resources, the first step is to check the BSU Discovery. The library may already have what you want.  If that is not the case, please submit your request from here (Library Resource Purchase Request Form). If multiple titles are needed, please use this form to submit your request via email.

Publishers, Vendors and Distributors of Electronic Resources

The Acquisitions Librarian Associate has listed resources to enhance the Library’s collection development program. The list provides the names of the publishers, vendors, and distributors as well as the subject areas of coverage.

Kanopy Title Request Form (Faculty Only)

If you would like the library to purchase a streaming video through Kanopy, please submit this form for immediate consideration. An Acquisition staff member will contact you to confirm your request.

Material Donations

Material Donation Guidelines

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Thurgood Marshall Library is not accepting donations outside of the Bowie State University community (faculty, staff, and students) at this time. Please see our donation guidelines for more information. See donation guidelines for more information.

Contact Information

Etana Laing
Library Associate