Buying Materials

You can purchase a title directly from a retail vendor online, if your library provides this feature, and at some libraries a portion of your purchase may benefit the library.

Purchase

You may be able to purchase a title in your search results from a retail vendor online, without leaving the library catalog. The library determines what vendor’s site is accessible when you select Purchase.

Note:
Instead of a Purchase option, you may see Buy It Now for certain titles in your search results. When you use Buy It Now, a portion of the sale is donated to the library. See Buy It Now.

  1. Navigate the search results list to display the title you want to purchase.
  2. Select the title, the book jacket, or Full Display for a title in the search results list. Full information for the title is displayed.
  3. Select Purchase. The vendor’s Web site is searched for the title, and the Web site opens in a new browser window.
  4. Follow the vendor’s instructions for purchases.

Important:
The library does not control or maintain records about your purchase. The purchase transaction is between you and the vendor directly, and the library is not responsible for the vendor’s site security.

  1. When you have finished, close the vendor’s browser window to return to your library search results.

Buy It Now

You may see a Buy It Now option for certain titles in your search results. When you use Buy It Now, a portion of the sale is donated to the library. Follow these steps to buy a title listed in your search results and benefit the library.

Note:
Your library may also display a Shop Now link at the side or bottom of the page. When you use this link, you can browse and search the library bookstore to find titles to purchase. A portion of the sale is donated to the library.

  1. Navigate the search results list to display the title you want to purchase.
  2. Select the title, the book jacket, or Full Display for a title in the search results list. Full information for the title is displayed.
  3. Select Buy It Now.

Note:
If the title is not available in the online library bookstore, the Buy It Now option is not displayed.

The library bookstore site opens in a secondary browser window. Your title is displayed.

  1. Follow the bookstore’s instructions for purchases.
  2. When you have completed your purchase, close the bookstore window to return to your search results.