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Suggest a Purchase FAQs

The library collection provides the citizens of New Hanover County with resources for cultural enrichment and public discourse; free, timely access to print, electronic, audiovisual and archival information.

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All suggestions are appreciated, but not all titles are able to be purchased. Why not?

  • Good question, here are some basic things to know about NHCPL's collection development before submitting a suggestion for purchase. *See our Collection Development policy below for more information.

Pointed index fingerQuestions to Consider Before Submitting a Suggestion for Purchase

  • Is it something many people are likely to want to read or view?
  • Is it a local author or topic?
  • Does it fill a gap in the collection by covering a different topic or point of view?
  • Is it available for purchase?
  • For nonfiction, is the author or publisher considered to be a reliable information source in the subject area?
  • In addition, please don't forget to check the library catalog to see if the library owns the item before filling out this form.
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Main Library & Law Library 201 Chestnut Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-6301 • Hours M-T 9-8 W-Th 9-6 Fri-Sat 9-5 Sun 1-5 (NC Room Closed)
Northeast Regional Library 1241 Military Cutoff Road • Wilmington, NC 28405 • Phone 910-798-6371 • Hours M-T 9-8 W-Th 9-6 Fri-Sat 9-5 Sun 1-5
Myrtle Grove Library 5155 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28412 • Phone 910-798-6391 • Hours M-T 9-8 W-Th 9-6 Fri-Sat 9-5 Sun 1-5
Pleasure Island Library 1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard • Carolina Beach, NC 28428 • Phone 910-798-6385 • Hours M-T 9-8 W-Th 9-6 Fri-Sat 9-5 Sun 1-5