We are now transitioning to our new home at Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub, opening on Wednesday 26 October with our family-friendly Open Day. Services will still be available at Caulfield, Elsternwick and Carnegie libraries - as well as online. You can also return your books to any of these branches while we are moving. Check out our full FAQ for more information and follow us on social media for updates.


Suggest a title

Can't find a title in our catalogue, or a particular e-book or e-audiobook on BorrowBox?

Suggest it to us and if it's available, we'll do our best to add it to our collection. 


Things we consider when taking on a new title

  • If the title is in print and available from library suppliers
  • The age and currency i.e. published in the last two years. Some exceptions apply; titles missing from a series; classic texts
  • Format and quality
  • Price i.e. generally under $100 RRP
  • Suitability to the Glen Eira community

Materials we generally do not acquire 

  • A specialised or scholarly work of interest to a limited audience
  • "Gift" books; limited editions; textbooks; spiral bound books; mini books
  • Titles only available via mail order or online sites 

What happens next? 

If your suggestion is purchased, a reservation is placed on your behalf.

Please note: reservations are currently free, and a maximum of ten reservations per membership at a time applies. 

Not all suggestions are purchased. If we do not purchase the title, a message is placed on your membership record.