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What happened to your "request a purchase page"? Thank You!

In the past I have used this page on several occasions to request a purchase for the library. I was pleased to see these requests were honored. I am disappointed this option is no longer available. :(
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017  |  24 Views

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Thanks for asking! The 'suggest a purchase' feature still exists, and a link to the function can still be found in the same places (at the bottom of the main page in omahalibrary.org and from our catalog, or at this direct link.) The format of the request page has changed significantly, though - here's a quick rundown:

The company that manages our catalog software built a suggest a purchase module that ties in to our catalog and user accounts more closely. This offers us some benefits, and our users some benefits. Because of this change, when you click on the suggest a purchase link you'll be prompted for your library card number and 4-digit PIN. After that, it will take you to a suggestion form that looks and feels mostly like the old one.

Improvements on your side? You'll be able to track the status of your suggestions and see when they've been reviewed and if they'll be ordered.

For us, the connection to our user accounts will help us be sure that incoming suggestions reflect the interests of our actual, local customers. Suggestion forms like this are always subject to spam from publishers, authors, and automated systems. As a second means of managing the volume of incoming requests, we've added a limit of five titles per month per user. For our most enthusiastic suggesters it may feel unfair, but it will help the very small team of staff that review these requests respond to them in a timely and serious manner.

Thanks for contacting us, and thanks for helping recommend new and interesting materials for our collection! Please feel free to email back or call 402-444-4800 if you have difficulty navigating the new suggestion module.

Answered by Mark SorensenBookmark and Share

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