Suggest a Purchase

The Oakland Public Library welcomes suggestions for books and other items to add to our collection. To suggest a purchase, send an e-mail message to our Collection Management Librarian at

Please include as much as possible of the following information in your e-mail message:

  • What kind of item is this? (book, magazine, DVD, music CD, etc.)
  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher

What is this about (what subject)? Where did you hear about it? Is there a subject area in which you feel the library needs more materials?

Please let us know if you would like us to send you a response. If you do want a response, include your name and phone number in your e-mail message.