How to Suggest a Purchase

Please review the type of purchase options below.  We make every effort to accommodate your suggestion, but cannot guarantee the purchase of the materials requested. If you prefer, you may also visit or call your local branch during library hours to suggest an item for purchase.

  1. Zip Books

Zip Books logo with orange text and graphic of orange books in front of a dark blue circleZip Books, a program funded by the California State Library, is a way for you to request books that the Library doesn't own, an innovative alternative to the traditional interlibrary loan. You may request a book or an audiobook that is not available through the Nevada County Library to be delivered to your home, free of charge. The item is shipped directly to you using Amazon Prime.

To be eligible

  • The book must not be available in the Nevada County Library catalog.
  • The program does not apply to items published in the current year or best sellers.
  • The book must be available through Amazon, and cost no more than $50 (pre-tax) or $75 for audiobooks or foreign language items.
  • Your account must be in good standing, with no outstanding Zip Book items.

To Request an Item 

Please complete a Zip Book form online or request a form at a Nevada County Library location.

For more information, email us or call 530-470-2773

  1. Link+ Requests
  1. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request
  1. New Fiction Requests
  1. New Nonfiction Requests
  1. Media Requests
  1. Magazine Requests