Choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

If your library has the Recommend to library feature, you can use the steps below to browse through digital titles that your library doesn't own yet. You can then make recommendations to let your library know what you'd like to be added to the digital collection.

Note: If you recommend a title to your library, there is no guarantee they will purchase it.

  1. After you run a search, look for the "Didn't find what you're looking for?" section (this will appear at the bottom of the page, below any search results).
    Didn't find what you're looking for section of a search results page
    • If you see the title you'd like to recommend, select the Recommend link below the title, then skip to step 4.
    • If you want to see more titles that you can recommend, select SEE ALL and continue to step 2.
  2. When you select SEE ALL, the site will run your original search again, adding titles your library doesn't own yet to your results. You can then continue to sort and filter your results to find exactly what you're looking for.
    Note: Another way to add recommendable titles to your search results is by selecting Recommend to library in the search filters (if available) or in the "Availability" field of the advanced search.
    The Recommend to library option in the search results filters
  3. To determine which titles you can recommend to your library, look for a Not owned banner and a Recommend link.
    Tap or click the Recommend link to recommend a title. If prompted, sign in.
    Not owned banner and recommend link
  4. When you select Recommend, a pop-up will open where you can choose to be placed on the wait list or just be notified if your library purchases the title.
    Notification options that appear when you recommend a title
  5. Select Recommend this title to complete your recommendation.

Your library can limit how many titles you're allowed to recommend in a given period of time, so if you've hit your limit, just wait a few days, then try again.

You can view a list of titles you've recommended, including any that your library might have purchased, on your Recommendations page (under your account ).

If your library has the Recommend feature, you can use the steps below to browse through digital titles that your library doesn't own yet. You can then make recommendations to let your library know what you'd like to be added to the digital collection.

Note: If you recommend a title to your library, there is no guarantee they will purchase it.

  1. After you search for something in your library's digital collection, click or tap the Add titles you can recommend button (you may have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see it).
    The Add titles you can recommend button. See instructions above.
  2. Once you select this button, the site will run your original search again, adding titles your library doesn't own yet to your results. You can then continue to sort and filter your results to find exactly what you're looking for.
    Note: Another way to add recommendable titles to your search results is by selecting Additional Titles to Recommend in the search filters (if available) or in the advanced search.
    The additional titles to recommend option in the search results filters
  3. To determine which titles you can recommend to your library, look for the recommend icon.
    The recommend icon on a title's jacket
  4. To recommend a title, mouse over it (or tap it, on a mobile device) and select the Recommend button. If prompted, sign in.
    The Recommend button on a title's jacket.
  5. When you select Recommend, a new page will open where you can choose to be notified or placed on the holds list if your library purchases the title.
    Recommend page
  6. Select Recommend this title to complete your recommendation.

Your library can limit how many titles you're allowed to recommend in a given period of time, so if you've hit your limit, just wait a few days, then try again.

You can view a list of titles you've recommended under your Account > Lists > Titles you recommended. Once you recommend a title to your library, you cannot remove it from your "Titles you recommended" list because your library has already been alerted that you've made the request.

You may also be able to use the Buy It Now feature (if your library offers it) to purchase digital titles for your own collection.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016 01:13PM EDT