Purchase Suggestions

The Des Moines Public Library welcomes recommendations for purchase. At times our customers note items for purchase that we have overlooked, or they become aware of new items before our library staff. Please stop in to any one of our six library locations to fill out a Materials Suggestion Form, or print the form here at the Virtual Library and bring it in during your next visit. Taxpayers of Des Moines and Windsor Heights are given special consideration as we evaluate suggestions for purchase. Please limit your suggestions to five per calendar month.

Like some other large libraries, we have chosen not to implement an online patron suggestion form. There are difficulties both with workflow and verification. For us, it is best if all requests pass through the hands of the professionals at the various buildings before moving to a central site. We appreciate your willingness to assist us with our collection development in this way.

Download and Print our Suggestion Form »

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