Answered By: Cathay Keough Last Updated: Dec 21, 2016 Views: 1010
There are a couple of ways you can request a book that is not found in our Delaware Library Catalog (http://dlc.lib.de.us). One is to ask us to see if we can borrow it on your behalf from another library. A quick peek at WorldCat (www.worldcat.org) can sometimes give you a clue as to the item's availability.
Another way is to suggest a book for purchase consideration. Libraries appreciate hearing from their communities about books and items they'd like to have purchased for their collections. Just fill out the Ask a Librarian Delaware webform and tell us the book or item you'd like to recommend for purchase. Or you can tell us in person, or through a text with a librarian. Let us know your library card number and your home library along with your request.
You can also recommend ebooks/eAudiobooks for purchase consideration once every 14 days. Because library funding is sometimes restrictive, it's not always possible to fill requests, or fill them right away. Here is a link to OverDrive's page with images walking through the simple steps for how to do that.
We are also delighted to help you with this in person, too, anytime you visit with us!
Thank you for your suggestions! We hope to hear from you soon.