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Title Purchase Suggestion

Before making a suggestion for purchase of a title, please check our Catalog to verify that the Library does not already own the title. Information from may be helpful in determining if your suggestion is available for purchase.

Please note:

  • Due to the high volume of suggestions received, we are unable to send individual notifications concerning purchases.
  • While the San Diego Public Library strives to make our collection as responsive as possible to community needs, we are unable to purchase every title that is suggested.
  • For very specialized or out-of-print titles, you may want to request that the title be transferred from another library system. (For more detail see Interlibrary Loan procedures.)
  • When titles are ordered they appear in the Library Catalog. To place a hold (reserve a title), please check the Library Catalog for availability.