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:

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.

Notice: The loan service pilot program Zip books funding ended 5-31-21.  If the funding is renewed by the State of California we will re-apply with the hope of offering the program again.

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

Branch preference (choose one)
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