The Acquisitions Department of the Technical Services division is responsible for acquiring books, journals, electronic resources, including databases, digital collections, and other non-print materials for the Bloomington libraries. This is done through various vendors including Harrassowitz, the university press approval plan, science approval plan, social science and humanities approval plan, and firm orders. It is made up of the Accounting and Monographic Receipts Section, Orders Section, Electronic Resources Acquisitions (ERA) Unit, and Serials receiving.
- Accounting Section: currently vacant
- Electronic Resources Acquisition Section (ERA): Lori Duggan, Head
- Monographic Acquisitions: Lisa Lent, Head
- Serials Acquisitions: Rachel Wheeler, Head