Recently published books going out of print concerns all libraries. Midwest Library
Service offers selection tools which help the library identify and purchase valuable new
books while they are readily available. Our semiannual University Press Catalog
provides concise information on university press titles soon to be published. Prompt
delivery after publication is assured when these items are ordered from Midwest Library
Our catalog encompasses the major university presses (including Cambridge, Oxford, and
Toronto) as well as many other publisher imprints distributed by these major presses. A
complete list of the major presses is included.
The annual output of these presses is approximately 10,000 new titles per year. A profile is employed
to assist the library in maintaining its focus, thereby receiving information only in the
disciplines that are of interest to the collection.
Printed Slips: Each slip includes a descriptive summary, and titles are sorted in
your choice of title, author/title, publisher/title, subject/author or subject/title for
easy distribution to various department heads, subject specialists, and librarians. We
provide this catalog as a book selection and ordering tool for libraries not currently
desiring an approval plan or for use as a checking mechanism against an approval plan.
Internet Records: Midwest Library Service's web-based InterACQ site
provides timely access to all titles in our University Press Catalog. Each record includes
a descriptive summary and titles can be searched according to LC subject classification,
title, author, LCCN, ISBN, and series. InterACQ is available to department heads, subject
specialist, librarians, etc. with access to the Internet. We provide this resource as a
book selection and ordering tool for libraries not desiring an approval plan or for use
as a checking mechanism against an approval plan.
Ordering, Billing, & Returns
We will routinely stock all titles in the University Press Catalog as published, and we
ship and bill most orders from inventory. Orders may be submitted online, on your order
forms, or you may return the catalog slips to us as an order. Our invoicing systems are
flexible and can be tailored to your specific needs. Books are returnable for full credit
if returned within 90 days and are in salable condition. If you wish, you may write your
own credit memos using forms we will supply upon request.