Suggestion for Purchase

If there is an item that Manatee Libraries does not own and you would like to suggest that it is purchased for the system, please fill out the form below. 

All suggestions will be considered based upon these factors: cost, item format, publication date, suitability to a public library's collection, accuracy and quality, critical reviews, and availability. We recommend requesting most items that are over one year old through Interlibrary Loan. Items that are part of our standing order (popular authors whose books we automatically order) will not be eligible as a suggested purchase. 

Please visit OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla to view our collections of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and streaming music. 

Please allow 4-6 weeks before checking on the status of your recommendation. 

Thank you for using our Patron Suggestion Form.