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FAQs: Purchase Suggestions

What if I can't find what I'm looking for?

Please let us know! You can tell a librarian or fill out a purchase suggestion form. This form can be found on the left-hand side of your account summary page each time you log in to our catalog. It is our goal to purchase items that people in our communities want us to have, and we appreciate these suggestions! The process generally takes four weeks or less, and there is no charge.

What is a purchase suggestion?

A purchase suggestion is a form you fill out to let us know there is an item you want that we do not currently have. It is our goal to have items that people in our communities want, and your suggestions help make that happen! You can make a suggestion through your online account. Once you make a suggestion, staff will email you when a decision has been made. Every 30 days, you will have up to 20 purchase suggestions available to you. We will do our best to acquire any item you have suggested, and will let you know when we do. This is a free service.

Do I need to pay for purchase suggestions or use the interlibrary loan service?

No, both of these services are free for anyone with a library card. Learn how to make a purchase suggestion.

How long do purchase suggestions take?

Purchase suggestions generally take between 2-4 weeks. Need help making a purchase suggestion? Follow our step-by-step instructions.

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