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Books Etc.

Request an Item

Our goal is to offer the materials you want to use! We welcome your suggestions for items to purchase. Please email us with as much information as you know.

Purchase Suggestion

We cannot guarantee that we will purchase all suggested items, but each request will be considered in conjunction with our material selection/collection development policy. If your item is purchased, a hold will be placed for you when the item arrives.

Please note: we order materials 2-3 months in advance of the publication date. If you are requesting an item that will be published in the future, your hold may not be placed until closer to the publication date.


Inter-Library Loan

Can't find what you're looking for? Items not found in the library catalog can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Please take a moment to check our online catalog before submitting your request. We may already own or have ordered the item(s). Holds may be placed on items on-order.

Please fill out the interlibrary loan form with as much information as possible.


Mail Order Delivery

The Mail Order Delivery service (MOD) of the Chester County Library System (CCLS) provides a way for Chester County residents, who are experiencing serious health or aging challenges, to receive library materials through the mail. To be eligible for this service you must be homebound due to visual impairment, physical disability or serious chronic health condition.

Customers of this service can receive, with a few exceptions, any library item that can be borrowed in person. You may request a title or author or have our staff select materials for you based on your interests.

There is no cost for this service. These materials are sent free of postage for persons who are blind or who cannot read or use conventionally printed matter due to a physical handicap" (as per United States Code, title 39, sections 3403-3405). CCLS pays postage for all other eligible customers.

If you would like to learn more about this service you can download a MOD Information/Application packet here.

The Outreach Department can also assist customers with accessing the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP), which is the regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind & Print Disabled. These services include lending of books and magazines in large print, audio and Braille formats. Also available is BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download service). This service is available only to individuals who are blind or unable to read or use conventionally printed matter due to a physical handicap. Certification of eligibility by a competent authority is required.