Author-submitted and self-published materials

The Library generally does not acquire self-published materials. However, exceptions are made if items are considered to be of particular importance or interest to the local community. All additions to the collection are subject to the criteria in the SLPL Collection Development Policy.

The form below must be completed for each author-submitted or self-published title for consideration for the SLPL collection.

Submission of the form and meeting of criteria does not automatically guarantee inclusion in the collection.

Please do not submit a review copy at this time. Any copies submitted to the Library are considered donations and become the property of the St. Louis Public Library. Should a title be added to the general collection, Library staff will contact the author or purchase a copy via a Library vendor.

Author-submitted and self-published materials

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