Q. Who does the book ordering at the public library? What criteria is used in purchasing books? Do staff and patrons have input?
Various staff members order books for the entire library system. As for criteria, the decision is up to the staff memeber, but they do look at availability, price, and relevance. Staff and patrons can submit a purchase request to the library. Patron requests take precedence over staff requests. If you would like, or you can submit a purchase request with the library. To submit a purchase request, go to our home page, hmcpl.org, click login to my account by the search box, enter your library card and pin number, on the left hand side find the tab lableled "Your Purchase Suggestions" and click, it will bring up a box in the middle of the screen in the top let corner of the box click on new purchase suggestion, and then you fill out the form and submit it.