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Wellington City Libraries

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Tono mai kia hokona e mātou Ask us to buy it

You can use the form below to suggest that the library buy an item that we do not hold in our collection, or have on order.

Please note, the Covid 19 pandemic has significantly affected the international book trade and delivery times to New Zealand. Future publication dates are sometimes deferred or cancelled, and our ability to access some international titles has been disrupted. While these factors are beyond our control, we will do our best to source requested material.

Suggestion to Buy Form

Before you fill out the form, please note the following:

  • To be considered for purchase, items must have been published in the past year, or have a publication date no more than six months ahead.
  • You can suggest up to four items per month for our physical collections.
  • If you are suggesting eBooks or eAudiobooks, please request these through the Recommend To Library option on Overdrive (tutorial available here).
  • If you are recommending we purchase a self-published title, please read our Self-published FAQs first: PDF version or Word version.

If we decide to purchase the item

If we decide to purchase the item and you have asked us to reserve it, the title will appear in your list of reserves. However, we cannot guarantee priority placement on a reserves list. (For more info on reserves, click here). The item will also appear in the online catalogue.

If we decide not to purchase the item

If we decide not to purchase the item, you will receive a notification.

Suggestions can be declined for several reasons, including that the item might not be suitable for a public library, is out of print, unable to be sourced from our contractual suppliers or (for DVDs) the title has not received a New Zealand rating.

Please note, our decision will be final and no further correspondence can be entered into.

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