Purchase Recommendation


Can’t find it? Suggest it!

  • Please check the catalog to be sure we don’t own the title before you request it.
  • The library purchases most best-sellers and has a “standing order” list of authors whose new titles are almost always purchased. See the Favorite Authors list. New titles are typically cataloged approximately three months ahead of publication. Please check the catalog closer to the release date to place your hold.
  • Suggestions for books and music will be considered one month prior to release date, or for items already released.
  • Suggestions for DVDs, eBooks, and eAudiobooks will be considered after the release date. Please note, some publishers do not make items available to libraries on the release date, or at all.
  • For older print titles, an Interlibrary Loan Request is often a better option.
  • For a full overview of the materials and resources we collect, view our Collection Development Policy and Plan.

Please fill out the form below for each item requested. If you need any assistance with the form, please contact your local branch.

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