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The residents of Salt Lake City represent a diversity of age, background, religion, ethnicity, culture, education, socioeconomic level, and lifestyle. The City Library’s collection development policy states that Library materials will be selected to reflect and meet the needs of our diverse community. Our Library recognizes the importance of including independent authors as a way of increasing the diversity of our collection and would like to give you the best chance of having your work selected.

Providing clear details about your title, a compelling summary of your work, as well as links to objective online or print reviews, will improve your chances of having your work selected. Examples of library review journals include Library Journal, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly. You may also seek reviews from local media or online book reviewers.

If you choose to mailSalt Lake City Public Library
c/o Collection Development
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
your title to the Library, your item will be considered a donation and will not be returned to you if it is not selected for the collection. Donated materials that are not added to the collection are passed along to the Friends of the Library book sale.

Due to the number of submissions we receive, we are not able to notify you if your book is selected or not. Books selected for purchase will be added to the catalog within two months of when they are selected.