Tell us what to buy - suggest a purchase
Thank you for your interest in helping us develop your collection! You can use this form to tell us about an item that you think would be a good addition to the Ventura County Library. Your librarians will review all suggestions for inclusion in the countywide collection.
In addition to suggesting that 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.
We recommend that 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!
We are currently piloting a loan service called ZipBooks where we may fill some customer requests directly to your home via Amazon.
Notice: Zip books is funded through May 31, 2021, at which point the program will end. If the pilot program funding is renewed by the State of California we plan to re-apply with the hopes of offering the program again.