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Library Takeout

Personal Picks & Library Takeout

Need help choosing materials? We can provide personalized recommendations!

Our professional staff are happy to recommend titles for materials that are current available on our shelves. We will help you choose books, movies, TV shows, or music. With so much to choose from, we have something for every age, taste and interest!

It’s simple: tell us what you like to read, watch and listen to. Library staff will respond within a few days with some great options chosen just for you.

Library Takeout Order Form

Preferred Format (leave blank if no preference):
Which age group would you like recommendations for?
Pick-Up Location

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Notice

Personal information you provide on this form is collected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and will only be used for the purposes of contacting you about your comment/issue. Your personal information will not be released except in accordance with the FOIPPA. 

Questions about the collection of your personal information? Contact NVDPL’s Privacy Head at 604-990-5800 or at

Frequently Asked Questions Library Takeout

  • Our staff are experts at matching patrons of all ages with just-right titles! Fill out the form above and our staff will contact you with next steps. ​We do our best to respond to order requests within 72 hours. 

  • Once we notify you that your order is ready, we will check it out to your account, put it in a paper bag, and put in on our Holds shelves in alphabetical order by the last name of the person who has placed the order. If it is in a paper bag, it is already checked out and ready to go, so you will not need to use the Self-Check machine or wait in line for staff as