Suggest an Item
We love receiving book recommendations as much as we love giving them. If you’re looking for an item that RCPL does not have, suggest it! Suggestions or requests for purchases can be made by calling or visiting the Library. All suggestions are carefully reviewed by our librarians to determine availability, price, and most importantly, potential for meeting the reading demands of a wide segment of our community. If an item you requested is ordered, we will put you on reserve for it.
Maximizing our limited annual budget to make sound investments in our collection and meet our community’s reading demands sometimes means that we cannot honor all suggestions. Some examples might include highly technical manuals that are in a state of constant updating, political books with a short shelf life due to the 24-hour news cycle, or niche topics that appeal to a narrow readership. As always, if you decide to purchase an item of this nature and then want to donate it to the Library so that other people can enjoy it, it helps us stretch our limited resources.
Please note if a book has an older publication date or is out-of-print, that suggestion would be more appropriate as an interlibrary loan.