Suggestions for Purchase

Looking for something that's NOT in Parramatta Library's catalogue?

We welcome your suggestions for purchasing library materials.

The Library purchases current books and titles by popular authors, and DVDs of popular movies and CDs by popular artists whenever possible. Titles showing “ordered” can be reserved through the Library Catalogue using your Library Card number and PIN. Please always check the catalogue before making a suggestion. Try both title and author searches.

Each suggestion is considered in accordance with our Resource Management Guidelines. Items must be in print and available from approved Library suppliers. If purchased, most titles should be available for you to reserve within four (4) weeks of being suggested. Please Note: some items may take longer to source. 

Magazine titles are reviewed every year. All suggestions received will be kept for review.

Unpurchased suggestions can be requested through our Inter Library Loans service for a small non-refundable fee.

Don’t forget you can Vote for NEW BOOKS for the Library before they are even published!

Suggestions should be limited to items published within the last two (2) years and of general interest (not specialised and academic works or text books). Please submit no more than five (5) suggestions per month and submit titles once only.