Suggest Materials

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Can't find it? Suggest it!

If you can't find something in our catalog and would like us to add it to the collection, please complete the form below, providing as much information as possible. If you'd like to place an inter-library loan request, click here to log in to ILLiad.

Each library card holder may suggest up to five titles each week (Monday through Sunday).
Please only suggest materials scheduled for release within the next month or that are already released. Only the first five suggestions from each user will be considered.


NOTE: If more than one person in your household makes suggestions, your household may be blocked for 24 hours
after five suggestions. Please have other users wait a day before entering their suggestions.

Please request only one title per submission.
Enter name of author (for book), or performer or group (for music), or director or stars (for video).
Please select one.
What age group is this title's intended audience? Please select the closest match.
Publication date for books or release date for other formats. Please only suggest materials scheduled for release within the next month or that are already released.
Enter ISBN. An ISBN is the best identifier to make certain the Library purchases the correct book.
Any additional info to help identify this item or your desired format. Please be brief (200-character limit).
A 14-digit number beginning with 22054. (Limit five requests per week per library card.)
Enter your email address. Click checkbox below if you would like a copy of your request.
Please provide a way for us to contact you if we cannot purchase the item.
If item is acquired, where would you like to pick it up? (Please select NONE for downloadables; library staff cannot place holds on downloadables.)

A note about eBook availability

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The Library District has been working hard to develop a robust collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. We realize how popular these are. However, a relatively small proportion of all books published are offered to libraries in digital format.

Some major publishers do not make their publications available to libraries as eBooks at all. Some authors delay allowing the licensing of their titles to libraries in eBook format for several months, until after the title has moved off the best-seller list. Many of the eBook titles that are available via online stores are not available to libraries.

If you request that the library purchase an eBook title, please realize that we do our best to fulfill these requests but often the titles just are not available to libraries. Publishers that disallow or limit eBook availability to libraries include Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Penguin.

Libraries like ours provide constant feedback to vendors about our patrons’ needs and wishes, and library associations, as well as vendors like OverDrive, are working with publishers as we move forward with this new technology. At ACLD, we are keeping a close eye on these developments and will continue to do our best to represent the public’s interest. Our wish is to provide as large and diverse a collection of eBooks as possible.

Before you suggest it...

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Before submitting your suggestion, you might want to:

  • Check whether the Library already owns the title or has ordered it. Use search box above, or link to the online Catalog.
  • Interlibrary loan the title, if it was published more than six months ago.
  • Know that the Library purchases most best-sellers and has a "standing order" list of authors whose new titles are almost always purchased. See the authors list.

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