Suggestion for Purchase

If there is an item that Manatee Library does not own and you would like to suggest that it is purchased for the system, please fill out the form below.

All suggestions will be considered based upon cost, item format, publication date (items less than one year old), availability, and suitability to a public library's collection including, but not limited to, these factors: current usefulness, permanent value, popular demand, newsworthiness, high standard of quality, critical reviews, and reputation and authority of the publisher, author, or producer.

We recommend requesting most items that are over one year old through Interlibrary Loan. Items that are part of our standing order (popular authors whose books we automatically order) will not be eligible as a suggested purchase. 

Please visit OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla to view our collections of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and streaming music. 

Please allow 6 weeks before checking on the status of your recommendation. 

Thank you for using our Patron Suggestion Form.