LOCAL authors

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Read local - Write local! We encourage published writers in the Burlington area to apply to have their book considered for our Local Author collection. We look forward to hearing from you.

Eligibility Requirements

All books must meet Burlington Public Library’s Collection Development Policy.

Authors who wish to have their books in this collection must agree to the following:

  • The book is the author’s original work and property.
  • The author’s submitted work does not contravene Canadian legislation and copyright.
  • Burlington Public Library may use the work, or image of the work, to promote the Local Authors Collection.
  • The book’s binding must be able to withstand at least 20 readings/circulations.
  • Acceptable book bindings are hardcover, library binding, and trade paperback. We do not accept eBooks at this time.
  • We do not accept items bound with punch-and-bind treatments, such as coil, spiral, or comb binding; stapled pages; 3-ring binding.
  • Books may be removed from the collection at the Library’s discretion, according to the Collection Maintenance Guidelines. Books will not be returned to authors.

Local author applications are reviewed within 3 months of receipt of the application. Once a decision is made you will be notified via email

Local Author Application form: Please email the completed form to our Digital Resources & Collections Librarian

Explore BPL's collection of works of authors from Burlington and surrounding areas