The Acquisitions Department is responsible for acquiring materials that support the educational and research mission of Tufts University. Working with liaisons, collections, and access services staff at Ginn, Hirsh, Lilly, SMFA, Tisch, and Vet School libraries we facilitate the purchase of materials for use by Tufts University faculty, students, staff, and researchers. We work to identify vendors and suppliers for both print and electronic resources and seek out ways to improve workflow for the smooth, accurate, and expedient processing of orders.  

We work closely with the University’s Finance Office and cultivate strong vendor relations to ensure the proper payment and processing of Library renewals and invoices. We exercise strong fiscal stewardship by aligning ourselves with the University’s fiscal policies and best practices and by exercising fiscal and ethical responsibility.  We employ sound accounting principles, maintain accurate order records, and effectively manage the materials budget and financial information in Alma. We are responsible for budget reporting for all purchases processed through Alma for all Tufts Libraries.

The Department places a premium on providing strong customer service and works diligently to respond to inquiries and requests from internal and external stakeholders.