We strive to build a balanced collection and appreciate your ideas and contributions. Suggested materials must fit into Vancouver Island Regional Library Collection Development Policy.

We welcome suggestions for:

  • Authors, titles, or subjects of interest to you that would also be of interest to others
  • Items of local interest, relating to the geographic area Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, or British Columbia
  • Are you a local author? If yes, please review and submit your title using the Local Reads application

Please do not suggest:

  • Items already available in the library catalogue;
  • Current popular titles from best-selling authors. The library automatically purchases widely from current publishing. Please check the library catalogue periodically to see if your item has been added;
  • Titles that are not yet available (in pre-publication);
  • Older titles that are no longer available and may be out of print For older items, you may try requesting an interlibrary loan.

If we do not have the title you are after, and you think the item is something we should add to our collection, please use our Suggest an Item form. Using this form submits the request to our staff, who review the request and consider buying the item.

Suggest an Item

If you would like to request the item from another Library system using InterLibrary Loan please visit our InterLibrary Loan page.