Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Suggestion for Purchase

Patrons may suggest specific titles to be added to the library collection. This service does not include ordering titles for personal collections, nor can it be used to request the purchase of additional copies for titles already in our Online Catalog.

Stacks of books at the Library Services Center

Titles not in the Library's collection may also be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Suggestions may be made on:

*To include new and on order materials in your catalog search, do not limit by format.

Maximum Number

Please limit your purchase suggestions to 1 title per form submission and 5 titles per week per cardholder. Additional requests will be returned to you unprocessed.

Notice of Purchase

Due to the large number of suggestions we receive, it is not possible to buy every request or respond individually to each recommendation. However, if a title you suggest is purchased, we will place a hold request for you. Your holds are listed under Hold Requests in My Account.

Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials

Have a concern about material in our collection after reviewing our selection policy? Print and submit a request for reconsideration form.


Questions about the Suggest for Purchase service should be sent to the Selection Services Area.

Accessing Suggest for Purchase

This service requires that users log in to the My Account section of our web site. From the main page, click on the "Suggest for Purchase" link, then fill out the resulting form.