Tell us what to buy - suggest a purchase

  • Purchase Suggestion

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:

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.

VCL 14 digit barcode card number (begins with 23129...)
If processed via Zip Books -- name and address is provided to vendor Amazon to fulfill the request.
Choose the branch most convenient to you
If your title is filled via Zip Books, please let us know any specific delivery notes needed.
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