Tell us what to buy - suggest a purchase

Graphic of a book with the VCL logo on it and the words "Purchase Suggestion"

Thank you for your interest in helping us develop your collection! 

Use this form to tell us about an item you think would be a good addition to the Ventura County Library. Our librarians review all suggestions for inclusion in the countywide collection.

In addition to suggesting we purchase an item, you may also:

  • Check our catalog to see if another Ventura County Library branch has the item you want or if a digital version of your item is available.
  • Search in WorldShare if you’d like to get your item through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Another option for a title in print or audiobook which the library does not own , is to request a Zipbook. Zipbooks are delivered to your home via Amazon, courtesy of a California State Library grant.

We recommend suggested titles have a copyright date two years or less from the date of suggestion.

Publication dates within six months in the future are accepted.

Our librarians consult recognized reviewing resources—such as Library Journal, Booklist, or Kirkus Reviews—as part of the selection process. Topics should be of current and enduring value to the Ventura County Library collection, and titles by local Ventura County authors are encouraged.

Due to the large number of requests we receive, you may not receive a response regarding your submission. 

Thank you again for your suggestion!

VCL 14 digit barcode card number (begins with 23129...)

Your first and last name
Your street address
If processed via Zip Books -- name and full address must be provided to vendor Amazon to fulfill the request.

Book title you are requesting

The author of the title you are requesting

The ISBN helps us find the correct item

Audience
Type
Branch preference (choose one)
Format
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