Suggestions for Purchase

Montgomery County is a diverse community with readers and learners of all ages and many different backgrounds and interests. We welcome your suggestions for books and other materials to be added to the Montgomery County Public Libraries' collection.

Before You Suggest

Please check the catalog for the title before you submit a suggestion.

If a book or other item has a publication or production date older than 2 years, it will generally not be considered for purchase. However, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan, and we'll try to get it for you from another library in the state or beyond.

If you want us to buy a book you have written, see Information for Authors and Others Submitting Work for Consideration by MCPL.

Because of the volume of requests, we cannot respond individually to each suggestion nor can we place holds for customers. If you do not find the item in our catalog 3 months after its publication date or your suggestion, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Suggest a Purchase

To make a suggestion, log into your account and click on Purchase Suggestions in the left sidebar or click the button below. A valid MCPL library card is required. Also available in Spanish. Formulario también disponible en español.

Submit a Purchase Suggestion

Need Help?

Call your local branch library or the Ask a Librarian service at 240-777-0001, if you have questions.