Purchase Suggestion FAQs

    Who may submit a purchase suggestion?

    Any YVL library card holder whose account is in good standing with no fines or fees over $10.00.

    What is a purchase suggestion?

    Suggested items published within the last 2 years.

    What Items can be purchased?

    Books, Music CDs, Audiobooks, DVDs published within the last 2 years.

    What items cannot be purchased?

    • Items we already own.
    • Items more than 2 months from publication date.
    • Out of print or used items.

    How long does it take?

    Anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks for your item to be ordered and processed for check out.

    How many items can I suggest?

    You may have a total of 10 Purchase suggestions and/or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests on your account at one time.

    How can I find out the status of my suggestion?

    Include your email address in the form when submitting your suggestion. This is the best way for us to communicate with you about your suggestion.

    Will my hold be placed for purchased items?

    If we purchase your suggested item, we will place a hold on it for you.