Inquiring Minds: Will the library buy a particular author’s books?

Q. How do I go about asking the library to buy a particular author’s books?

A. You can suggest items you’d like the library to consider purchasing on our website under the option Suggest a Title. You can find a link on our homepage here:

Our staff will review your suggestion; if we are able to purchase the item for the library, your name will be added to the request list for it. We promise to consider any title suggested for purchase, but we cannot guarantee that we will buy it. In general, we buy only newly published items through the Suggest a Purchase option. This is because an older title can usually be obtained for you more quickly through the Interlibrary Loan process, which means that we will borrow it for you from another library system. Of course, we try to be responsive to library patrons’ interests. The more people that request a particular item, the more likely we are to buy it. 

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Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 651-724-6001 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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