Suggestion for Purchase

We welcome suggestions for specific titles to be added to the library collection.

NOTE: The Library is not currently accepting purchase suggestions for new material as we transition to a new ordering system. Popular high demand books, DVDs and e- books will continue to be ordered, but all other orders are suspended during this period. We will begin accepting requests again on February 17, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience during this time.

Suggestions may be made on:

  • Titles not already listed in our catalog
  • Titles in Book, CD, or DVD format
  • Titles already published or recently released
  • Titles that fit the library materials selection policy and budget

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

Suggestion for Purchase Guidelines

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.

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.

Contact

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

Please Note:

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 catalog.

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

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