Author Title Submission
If you are an author and want to submit your book for library selectors to consider adding to our collection, please review the following instructions and guidelines.
As a public library that focuses on popular materials, The County Library selects titles aimed at the general reader. Per the Collection Management Policy, the primary focus of our libraries is to maintain up-to-date and varied collections that reflects community interests and patron needs.
Reviews from industry sources allow library selectors to fully evaluate your book. A positive review in one or more professional library review journals will give your material an improved chance for purchase. Examples of these journals include:
Library selectors will also consider reviews published in the Salt Lake Tribune or Deseret News book sections, as well as titles featured in other local media.
You may also submit other online reviews for independently published materials, from sources such as:
- Chanticleer Book Reviews
- Independent Publisher
- Kirkus Indie Book Reviews
- Reedsy Best Book Review Blogs
The Library will consider reader opinions based on rankings, comments, and reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, BookTok, or other review blogs.
Book Binding and Quality Guidelines
Because books in a public library are in frequent use, the quality of book production is evaluated by Library selectors when considering the addition of materials. Books made with quality materials, attractive cover art, and glued or sewn bindings are preferred. Books with interactive pages designed to be filled in or torn out will not be added to the collection.
Sending Your Book to the Library
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 Donation of Materials Policy.
Books can be sent to:
Salt Lake County Library Services
Attention: Acquisition—Author Title Submission
2197 E Fort Union Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
The County Library does not currently have an independent platform to distribute digital materials. If you have an ebook or eaudiobook you would like to have considered for purchase, you may apply to be a publisher partner with OverDrive, our digital book provider. Once you have been accepted and your work(s) are available in their Marketplace, you may submit your title by completing the form below.
If you would like the Library to consider purchasing your materials for our collections, please completely fill in the form below.