Auckland Libraries: Ask us to buy it

Ask us to buy it

Tono mai kia hokona e mātou

Use this form to suggest a book or other item you would like us to buy.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID worldwide publishing and supply chains continue to be disrupted. This means we need to take a cautious approach to managing our purchasing over the next few months.

For updates on the impact of changing alert levels on our services, visit our COVID-19 page.

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Before you fill out the form

  • Check our catalogue to see if we already hold the item.
  • For eBooks and eAudiobooks, you can also use the Overdrive recommendations service. Go to Help for Overdrive. Go to Overdrive recommendations service.
  • Popular new titles are ordered automatically, so you don’t need to ask us to buy them.
  • We do not consider suggestions with a publication date more than three months ahead.
  • We mainly purchase material published within the past two years.
  • We generally do not buy anything that is more than eight years old.
  • You can send up to two requests per week.
  • We do not accept suggestions for music CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, large print books or magazines.
  • See our information page for publishers and self-published authors if you have a book you would like Auckland Libraries to consider buying.

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Auckland Libraries:Ask us to buy it Fill out this form if you can't find a book or item in our catalogue and you want to ask us to purchase it.