More books! Our students demand it. So do their lecturers for that matter.
All the orders from academics and the Faculty Librarians are fed into a big computer in P&M that talks to another computer owned by a big book supplier “across the pond” and that is what makes the right books arrive. Apparently “the pond” is quite large and has tasty fish in it, but I am reliably informed that all the exciting things happen on either side. A little light checking of anomalies and all the books are ordered. Spending money has never been easier. “Now, how many copies of The Spotters Guide to Sea & Freshwater Fish does the Library need…”