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Request an item

Members can make suggestions and requests for items that we should add to our collection. This can either be done by voting for books, or filling out an item request form.

Vote for books

Vote for the books you most want to see in the library. We present a range of the best forthcoming books and order those you most want. Simply enter your email address, library card number and start voting!

Please fill in this form for:

Suggestions for purchase

  • Free
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to estimate delivery times as they vary greatly
  • All suggestions are considered  and will be fulfilled if in adherence to the library’s collection development policy

Interlibrary loan

  • Charges will apply (see fees and charges)
  • The delivery timeframe for interlibrary loans is dependent on availability at other libraries. Therefore, it may take up to three weeks. This period can be longer if access to titles is restricted

Community langauge loans

  • The library can obtain books in languages other than English from the State Library of NSW
  • We can request books in more than 40 languages
  • You can request up to 20 items at a time
  • Free

Please read the following terms and conditions before proceeding:

  • In accordance with Council's Information Handling Policy, any personal information provided on this form will be used by the library service only for purposes directly related to your membership, including notifying you of functions and activities. You acknowledge that Inner West Council Library & History will not disclose your personal information to third parties, except to a service provider for the sole purpose of performing an activity on behalf of the library service; and that Inner West Council Library & History will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the recipient handles your personal information in accordance with appropriate privacy principles. Your prior consent will be sought for any other proposed disclosure
  • Information concerning the item requested may be forwarded to other libraries in order to fulfill your request
  • A charge will be levied against your library membership if an interlibrary loan is required, and must be paid on your next visit to the library
  • You will be contacted by mail, phone, SMS or email when the item is ready for you to borrow
  • Any cost as a result of delay in the return of the item, damage or loss, must be paid by you, as determined by the Library that supplied your loan request
  • You can only make six requests at one time

If you understand the above, click on the link below.

Continue to the item request form