The Patchogue-Medford Library does its best to purchase materials that are suggested by library customers. However, not all materials that are suggested will be added to the collection. Reasons that might result in a decision not to purchase an item could include lack of availability of the item, price of the item or a determination that the item would be of limited general interest, among others.
For materials not in our collection, it is also possible to place a request for items at other libraries in Suffolk County by using the "all libraries" search on the pull-down menu on your results page when using our catalog. After finding the item at another library, click the "request item" icon. More specialized items may be requested via Interlibrary Loan; please consult a librarian.