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Author Submission

The County Library is often asked to include materials in our libraries that are published independently. As a public library that focuses on popular materials, The County Library selects titles aimed at the general reader. Per our Material Selection policy, the primary focus of our collection is popular materials reflecting community and patron needs.

Reviews from industry sources will improve the ability of The County Library selectors to fully evaluate your book. Review sources for independently published materials include:

A positive review in one or more of the library review journals, such as Library Journal, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly or in the Salt Lake Tribune or Deseret News book sections, will give your material an improved chance for purchase by The County Library. It is also beneficial if your book is carried by a local book store.

Books in a public library get constant use from the public. Materials that are sturdily bound, preferably sewn or glued (without spiral or comb bindings) will be considered. Books with pages designed to be filled in or torn out by the reader will not be purchased.

If you choose to send us a sample copy of the item, The County Library will not be able to return it. The County Library will treat your item as a donation and its disposition will be covered under our Gifts and Donations Policy.

The County Library does not currently have an independent platform to distribute eBooks. If you have an eBook you wish to have considered for purchase you may apply to Overdrive for a Content Reserve Publisher Account, and, once accepted, submit a purchase request to The County Library.

Salt Lake County Library
Attention: Independently Published Titles Collection Management Committee
8030 S 1825 W
West Jordan, UT 84088

If you would like us to consider your materials, please fill in the form below and submit with any links to professional reviews.

Title Information
Indicates Required Field
(Please include qualifications such as education, experience in the field, and experience as a writer. Be sure to mention that you are a local author or publisher since this may be a factor in our decision to purchase your material.)
(13 ISBN preferred, no dashes or spaces)
(If the book is self-published, please give some indication of its appearance: size, type of binding, etc.)
(Libraries prefer to buy from wholesale vendors. If the item is only available directly from you, please provide a tax number. Be prepared to accept purchase orders, and to wait several weeks for payment.)
I have read and understood the
Material Selection Policy