To make a request, please log into your library account. Then, select the 'Send a Request' option in the main menu to access our request page.

Next, select the type of request from the drop-down menu, then fill out the information required and click Submit.

Hamilton suggest a purchase

You can check the status of your request later by going to My Account > Requests. Expand the Recommend for Purchase or Request an Interlibrary Loan heading to see the details of each request. This will be updated with a note from our team to let you know if the request was successful.

Request a purchase

As a library member, you are welcome to make suggestions for addition to the collections. If the recommendation is approved, a reserve will be placed and a reservation charge of $1.50 will apply to all items in adult collections.

You can help us process your recommendations more efficiently by:

  • Checking the catalogue carefully to ensure that the item is not already held or on order for the collection.

  • Specifying in the Request Notes box why you think this item will appeal to other customers - it's difficult to justify spending public funds for one user.

  • Providing the date of publication, and as many other details as possible - most of our customers tell us to buy new up to date items.

  • Ensuring your request is not made earlier than three months before the date of publication.

Request an inter-library loan

Consider the Interloan service for specialised, older and out-of-print items. The standard fee for an interlibrary loan is $10 an item. Other charges may apply for urgent or international inter-library loans.