What if what I want is not available?

SCPL tries to keep a varied selection of books, magazines, DVD’s, and audiobooks on hand for our patrons.  However, due to limited space, we may not have exactly what every patron wants. If the item is either on-order or has been checked out, you may place a hold by contacting your local library or by following the steps below. There are two other options for receiving the items you want and they as follows:
Request SCPL purchase the item
SCPL purchases materials according to our Collection Development Policy We use review journals and online resources to help us pick purchases.  However, there are instances when we miss something, and we rely on our patrons to tell us.  If an item a patron suggests is suitable for the collection and would be enjoyed by a number of our patrons, we will be happy to purchase the title.  Patrons should contact the Branch Manager of any library to request the title in question and ask to be put on reserve so that when the item is purchased they can be contacted.  Orders for titles are usually placed during the last 10 days of the month, and depending upon fulfillment and processing times, are usually ready for checkout the following month.