The Recommend to Library search shows you all the books that are available to the Alaska Digital Library (you see the same catalog from which we purchase). You will know immediately if we can even get the book (some publishers do not sell their books to us).

Recommend (suggest) titles to let us know what you’d like to be added to the digital collection. Please note that if you recommend a title, there’s no guarantee that it will be purchased. You can recommend up to five titles every 30 days.

If you use the Recommend to Library feature you can have the book automatically put on hold for you if it is purchased. Your recommendation is immediately added to the review list.


A. To use the Recommend to Library feature you must login to your account.


B. Start by searching for the book you want (title and/or author) from the main Alaska Digital Library page.

NOTE: Use the “facets” on the left side of the page to limit your results by format (audiobook, Kindle, EPUB), Audience (Adult, Young Adult, Juvenile) or Subject.


C. If the title/author you are looking for does not show up in the results, look at the bottom of the results page for “Didn’t find what you were looking for?” and click SEE ALL.


D. Your search results will be automatically updated to include titles that are available for us to purchase (look for the “NOT OWNED” at the top of the book).


E. If you click the title, you will see the summary info. Click the RECOMMEND button to suggest this title.


F. You now decide if you want to be “just notified” if the book is purchased or if you want to be placed on the holds list immediately if purchased. Make your choice and click RECOMMEND THIS TITLE.

NOTE: Library Staff using special X-Staff Selects accounts should always select Notify me by email but don’t place me on its wait list.


G. You are done! If this title is purchased by the Alaska Digital Library, you will be notified and, if selected, be added to the holds queue.


You can recommend up to five titles every 30 days.

For help using the Alaska Digital Library, please try the Alaska Digital Library Help section or contact your local library.