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You can place a hold on materials in our catalog even if they are on order. Simply search our catalog. If the item status is "Being acquired by the library" or "Not available yet, being cataloged", you may still place a hold. You will be notified when the item you requested is available for you to pick up.

Request cost 50ยข per item when you pick the item up.

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The Torrance Public Library welcomes suggestions for the collection. Please fill out the form below with as much information as you can provide. Please indicate whether the material you are suggesting is a book, compact disc, DVD, or magazine.

Suggestion for Purchase Form

We carefully consider all suggestions for additions to our collection within the scope of the Library's Collection Development Policy. While we may not decide to add your suggested title to the collection, we do appreciate your input and value your time.

If you don't see the book you are looking for in our catalog, checkout the Library's ebook collection, many titles are available for loan via iOS, Android, Windows tablets and smartphones (iPad, iPhone, Nook tablets, PCs and Kindle Fires).

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at 310-618-5959.