Local Authors

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.


  • Book must be the author’s original work and property, and meets Burlington Public Library’s Collection Development Policy.
  • The author’s submitted work does not contravene Canadian legislation and copyright.
  • Acceptable book bindings are hardcover, library binding, and trade paperback, which must be able to withstand at least 20 readings/circulations. We do not accept items bound with punch-and-bind treatments, such as coil, spiral, or comb binding; stapled pages; 3-ring binding.
  • We do not accept eBooks at this time.

From time to time, the Library invites authors to speak at our literary events. We appreciate your interest; however, we do not accept unsolicited requests.

Local Author Application form

BPL Collection Development Policy

Explore works of authors from Burlington and surrounding areas