Recommend a Title

Help curate our collection.

Request a book that we don’t have and we’ll consider adding it to our shelves.

  • Make recommendations to the Library from your must-read lists
  • Never run out of something new to read
Recommend a Title
Send us suggestions for new books, music, movies or video games and we’ll consider it for our collection. All you have to do is sign in with your Library card and fill out a simple form. You can recommend as many as 3 titles at a time, up to 30 per year.

Zip Books
Request a book not on the shelf at Sacramento Public Library. You will hear back from us within two weeks (depending on shipping options and availability). If your title is approved, it will be delivered straight to your door from Amazon. When you’re done reading it, drop it off with a staff member at any of our libraries.
Have Questions?
Can I recommend anything?

You can recommend anything, but we ask that you reserve this for titles that aren’t expected to be on our shelves. For example, don’t recommend books that are landing on bestseller lists and trending in our communities. We already have those ordered.

What if the book I want to recommend isn’t published yet?

Give it some time. We can only order books that will be published within the next two months.

Can anyone use Zip Books?

Yes, if you are using the Zip Books service for a book you wish to borrow that is not available at Sacramento Public Library (as opposed to a recommendation). You also need a Sacramento Public Library card in good standing (owing less than $5 in fines).

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