Patron Suggestion for the Purchase of New Library Materials
McMillan offers no guarantees that we will be able to acquire items suggested, but we will investigate its purchase. Please check the library catalog for your item before suggesting it. Generally, a publication date within the last year, or an upcoming date (not older materials), are what we are purchasing.
Popular authors, titles, and movies (i.e. bestsellers) will be regularly ordered; patrons interested in these materials should monitor the library’s catalog and place a hold when the item appears in the catalog.
We usually do not purchase textbooks, workbooks, or study materials for classroom settings. These items typically have limited interest to the general community.
The library will consider public demand in our service area when deciding to purchase items.
Older items may be acquired through outerlibrary loan from libraries outside of our consortium. Outerlibrary loan items must be acquired from your home library (we only request items for McMillan Library patrons). New books, new movies, and text books cannot be obtained through outerlibrary loan. In most cases, for older items, outerlibrary loan will be the method we try to acquire the item you are requesting as we seldom add older materials to the collection. If you provide your McMillan Library card number, we may select this method to get your item, unless you decline this option.
If you are a McMillan Library patron you can provide your library card number and we can put you on the hold list if we obtain the item, and it wasn't something we were already ordering. Even when we order materials it will take time for ordering, shipping, and processing of the item, usually within 1 - 2 months, unless it isn't published yet.
Thank you for taking the time to suggest materials to us!