Main Menu

Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Boulder County for those age 2+ regardless of vaccination status starting Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. Learn more about the county’s public health order.

Main Library and Meadows Branch Library are open. NoBo Corner Library and Reynolds Branch Library have hold carryout appointments.

Suggest a Purchase

This form is for Boulder Public Library patrons to make purchase suggestions. The Library routinely acquires materials from commercial publishers that meet our criteria and priorities for selection as outlined in our Collection Development Policy. We also may acquire self-published books when they include unique local content, fit the scope of the Library’s collection plan, and meet our selection criteria, including quality, accuracy, and editing.

We have a tighter budget now due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, so we cannot purchase everything, but we will do our best within our limits. Because of the number of submissions we receive, we cannot notify you of our decision about your suggestion. Watch our catalog over the next few weeks. If we buy this title, it will appear there as soon as it is ordered, and you can place a hold at that time. We are currently unable to place any holds on behalf of patrons when ordering suggested materials.

Before submitting this form, please check our online catalog to make sure the item you are suggesting is not already in the library’s collection. 

If you are an author or publisher suggesting your own title, please use our Guidelines for Authors and Publishers form.