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Library Wish List Program

Why are we doing this?

  •  Placer County Library is not always able to buy enough copies of high demand titles that have long waiting lists
  • The items on the Library Wish List represent these titles.

How you can help

  • By donating one of the items on the Wish List, you can be sure that you are meeting an immediate and specific need.
  • Your donation helps shorten the waiting list for yourself and others.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

I’m in! How do I participate?

  • Click the Library Wish List link below.
  • Select an item from the list to donate to the library.
  • "Buy it New" directly from, or buy it in 'new' condition from one of the online merchants.
  • The item will be mailed directly to our processing center.
  • NOTE: will suggest additional books for your consideration. Please do not purchase books for the Library that are not specifically requested on the wish list.

First Loan Program

Be the first person to receive the item no matter where you are on the waiting list:

  1. Click the Library Wish List link below.
  2. Select the items you want to add to the Library’s collection. Proceed to the checkout.
  3. At the bottom of the "Shipping Details" page, click the "Change" button next to "Gift Options."
  4. IMPORTANT: Enter the words: "First Loan", the library branch where you wish to pick up the book, your name, and your library card number in the text box on the right side of the page.

    For Example:

    • First Loan
    • Your Branch  
    • Your name
    • Your library card number
  5. Complete your purchase.
  6. Once the book arrives at the branch, you will receive notice that it is on hold for you. Be aware that the item is held for ten calendar days. If not retrieved, it will be provided to the next person in the holds queue.

Purchase an item for the library on

Library's Wish List

We thank you.

Each donated item added to the collection will include a book plate recognizing the donor. If you would like to donate an item from our list in honor of someone, please indicate that person’s name in the gift note at check out.

We hope you will consider this quick and easy method of supporting your library.