My Account

Suggestion for Purchase

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

How to Suggest an Item 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. Note that this service will be unavailable from November 30 through March 1 as we work to reset our inventory each year.

Suggestion for Purchase Guidelines

Acceptable Suggestions

To include new and on order materials in your catalog search, do not limit by format. Suggestions may be made for:

  • 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

Maximum Number

Please limit your purchase suggestions to 1 title per form submission and 2 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 return a request for reconsideration form or submit it online.


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

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