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Purchase Suggestions

We welcome suggestions for new items which are suitable for the library collection.

If you are a library member, and we do not have a copy of the item you wish to borrow, you are welcome to suggest a purchase by completing the form below. Recommendations for purchases are subject to the collection development policies of the library and budgetary constraints.

Please check the catalogue before making a purchase request as the library may already hold the item you are looking for. If you are wishing to make a purchase suggestion for e-books please refer to these instructions:

  • Go to the OverDrive website (this can’t be done via the Libby app yet) and login using Your Card
  • Go to Search and type in title, author, etc. then click search button
  • If the item isn’t one we have, you will see suggested items below the search results
  • Click on Recommend (below the cover image).

You will be able to see titles you have recommended under My Account – > Recommendations.
Customers can recommend 1 title per 30 days.
Please note: not every digital title is available for Libraries to purchase via OverDrive, dependent on publishers’ advice.

Our policy is not to purchase print items more than 5 years after publication and we do not purchase Blu-ray discs if there is a standard DVD already in the collection. Items due for publication or release more than 3 months in advance cannot be processed. Please submit a request closer to release date.

If the library purchases an item, it will be placed on hold for you and you will be notified when it is available for collection. If we are unable to purchase the item, you will be contacted by a staff member.

Alternatively, you may like to submit an interlibrary loan request. Our interlibrary loan service can arrange for material to be loaned from another library service on your behalf (fees apply for this service).

Suggest a purchase submission form

Please note: E-books must now be recommended through Overdrive. Please see above for instructions.

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