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How to make a purchase request

by Evan | Jul 11, 2018

We have a big collection of books and other items at our library, but we don't buy everything published. Inevitably, people want to borrow items that we don't own. Oftentimes, we can borrow books from other library systems, but sometimes that's not the best option. And we don't borrow electronic items, such as ebooks or even CDs and DVDs. 

To deal with such situations, there is a Purchase Request tab on the My Account button at the top of our home page. If you click on My Account, input your library card number and your PIN, you will see the tab as one of your options. Click on that and fill out the brief form shown here. 

Title:
Author:
Format (ex BOOK, DVD):
Pub. Info:
ISBN/ISSN:
Note:
EMAIL:

 

If you have all the information requested, that's great, but we mainly need the title, author and format. You are encouraged to include your email address in case we need to get in touch with you, but there is not a notification system to tell what decision was made. We ask that after you make a request that you wait a couple of weeks to check the catalog to see whether the item has been ordered. 

Requests are limited to three per month, and not every request will be filled.  As a rule, for instance, we do not purchase highly specialized or academic material. But if you do know of something you think we should have, fill in that form and we'll look into it. And thanks for your interest in our library collection.



EvanEvan - Married, three children, two grandchildren, formerly a newspaper journalist, now a public librarian, at all times a board game nut.

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  1. Becky K | Sep 10, 2018

    Hi Lauren,

    I'm happy to share that our Purchase Request button is back.  As it requires your library card number, we ask that you use this process to submit your request.  Thanks!

  2. Becky K | Sep 10, 2018

    Hi Vickie,

    I'm happy to share that our Purchase Request button is back.  As it requires your library card number, we ask that you use this process to submit your request.  Thanks!

  3. Vickie Keaney | Sep 06, 2018
  4. Lauren Bukiri | Sep 06, 2018

    Hi there,

    I was not able to find the tab either. Here is my request:

    Title: Perfumes: The Guide 2018

    Author: Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

    Format: BOOK

    Pub. Info: Perfüümista ÖÜ

    ISBN: 9949885531

    Note: The other editions of this book are in the collection, so I would love to see this newest one!

    Email: lwinn@carthage.edu

    Could you please forward to the appropriate party?

  5. Becky K | Sep 05, 2018
    Hi Charlotte!  We've been asked to wait on accepting requests until the Purchase Request feature has been restored to the website.  It's inconvenient and I apologize.  From your previous comment, I see that you're interested in the book Slave Stealers.  Have you read The Rescue of Joshua Glover by Robert Baker?  Who Speaks for Margaret Garner by Mark Reinhardt?
  6. Charlotte Marie Neeley | Sep 04, 2018
    are we still able to make recommendations/ requests in person or over the phone? 
  7. Becky K | Aug 31, 2018
    Hi Charlotte!  We're in the middle of systems project at the moment and our Purchase Request Tab needs to be rebuilt.  It will be back and you will be able to submit your request then.  Sorry for the inconvenience!
  8. Becky K | Aug 31, 2018
    Hi Christina!  We're in the middle of systems project at the moment and our Purchase Request Tab needs to be rebuilt.  It will be back and you will be able to submit your request then.  Sorry for the inconvenience!
  9. Christina Ramirez | Aug 30, 2018
    I be the a titan novel starting from book 2 hard back by Jennifer armentrout . There is audio but not interested in the audio 
  10. Charlotte Marie Neeley | Aug 28, 2018

    There is no button to submit a request and the tab is missing on my account screen. Here is info for a request. Thank you!

    Title: Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now

    Author:Timothy Ballard, Mike Tomlin

    Format (ex BOOK, DVD):book, ebook

    Pub. Info:Shadow Mountain, 2018

    ISBN/ISSN:9781629724843

  11. Becky K | Aug 15, 2018

    Hi Amber,

    The button will be back.  Our servers are currently being updated and this is one of the functions still being worked on.

     

     

  12. Amber Sheely | Aug 14, 2018
    I no longer have this tab when i log into my account! What should I do?
  13. Becky K | Jul 24, 2018

    Thanks for your comment, Dolores.  I will forward your request to our ordering staff.

  14. Dolores Szymanski | Jul 24, 2018

    Both of my reading groups are discussing the same book the same month--November.  The ACPL currently has three books.  It would be great if more copies were available.  It is in paper.

    The title of the book is  WAKING LIONS

    The author is AYELET Gundar-Goshen

    Thank you,

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