Guidelines for Local and Self Published Authors

Authors who wish to have their books considered for selection should contact Collection Management using the Ask-A-Librarian service on the library’s website or by mail at 31 Eisener Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B2W 0J1.

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name, email, home address, and telephone number
  • The title and ISBN of your book, the intended audience (adult or youth) and an indication if the book is fiction or nonfiction.
  • A synopsis of the book.
  • Reviews or links to reviews of your book.
  • Please indicate if you are interested in donating or selling the book to the library. For sales, please indicate price and potential vendors (online stores, direct from the author, local book stores, etc.)

Collection Development Librarians will determine if the book will be added to the collection. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of queries and submissions, authors will only be contacted if an item will be added for the collection.

Please do not send review copies for consideration:  any unsolicited materials sent to the library will not be returned.

For more information, please review the library’s Collection Development Policy.