Suggest a Title

SUGGEST A TITLE

If there is a book, movie, or CD you think the library should purchase, let us know.

You can suggest up to 15 titles per month.

Please check the library catalog before making a suggestion for purchase.

Please do not place suggestions for purchase before an item's publication date.

What happens next?

Suggestions for purchase are evaluated according to the library's Collection Management policy.

After you submit a suggestion for purchase, the library will let you know whether we are able to purchase it or not.

You can find responses to your suggested purchases in the Suggested Purchases area of your account.

It the title you suggested is purchased, you can place a hold on it in the library catalog.

Authors and Creators

If you are the author or creator of a work, find more information about submitting your work for consideration for the library collection.

Minnesota authors may also be interested in the MN Writes MN Reads: easy-to-use, free resources for publishing and sharing ebooks.

E-book Suggestions

Suggest e-books directly through OverDrive or cloudLibrary.

Both services will show additional e-book titles that are available for the library to purchase.

FAQs

  • To suggest new items for the library to purchase:

    Go to My Library Dashboard (log in, if necessary).

    Click "Suggest a Purchase" from the menu on the left side of the screen.

    Enter the title information and click "Submit Suggestion".

  • After you suggest a title for purchase, the library will let you know whether it has been purchased or not. You will see a response in your library account.

    To check the status of requests:

    Log in to your account and visit My Library Dashboard.

    Click "Suggested this month" in the menu on the left.

    OR

    Log in and visit your account settings.

    Click "Suggested Purchases".

  • You can suggest up to 15 items for purchase per month.

    E-book suggestions for purchase are limited to 1 per 7 days for OverDrive and 4 per month for cloudLibrary.

  • No. Old suggestions for purchase cannot be canceled or removed.

  • Submit suggestions for purchase of e-books through the OverDrive or cloudLibrary websites.

    OverDrive

    • Log in to OverDrive with your library card number.
    • You can expand your searches of the collection to include titles that are not owned by SPPL.
      • Titles that are not in SPPL’s digital collection have a "not owned" banner. Click the "Recommend" link for the title you want to recommend.
    • Choose to be placed on the hold list or notified if the library purchases the title.
    • Click "Recommend" to complete the recommendation.

    If you do not see the title you are looking for, it may not available for SPPL to purchase as an e-book.

    E-book availability to libraries varies from publisher to publisher and title to title. An e-book that is available for the general public to purchase may not be available to the library.

    cloudLibrary

    • Open your cloudLibrary app or log in to the cloudLibrary website.
    • Change the View filter to "Suggestions for library" to show titles matching your search that are not in the library's digital collection.
    • Click the "Suggest to library" button.

    If you do not see the title you are looking for, it may not available for SPPL to purchase as an e-book.

    E-book availability to libraries varies from publisher to publisher and title to title. An e-book that is available for the general public to purchase may not be available to the library.

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