Purchasing Guidelines

Before submitting a suggestion for an item to purchase, please read the following guidelines.

 

High Demand Items

We order all the latest bestsellers and popular movies, including movies that are currently in theaters or anything that grosses more than $10 million at the box office. Please do not suggest that we purchase these materials. To be fair to all patrons, we will begin accepting holds as soon as the item appears in the catalog.

 

Television Series

If we already own previous seasons of a television series, we will order new seasons as they are available. Please do not suggest that we purchase these materials. To be fair to all patrons, we will begin accepting holds as soon as the item appears in the catalog.

 

Items New and Old

For new items, we encourage you to submit your suggestion close to the date of publication or release and no sooner than three months prior to when it will be available. For old items, please request it through LinkIn or submit an Interlibrary Loan request so we may borrow the item from another library. These requests are processed quickly and you will be notified when the item is available for pickup at one of our locations.

 

FAQ

How does the library decide what to buy?

See our Collection Development policy.

What if I don’t have a library card?

See information on getting a library card.

What other policies apply to interlibrary loan?

See information on borrowing materials from other libraries

Please direct any other questions to Ellen Bassett, Adult Collection Development Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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