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Become a part of the library’s Collection
Submitting Your Print Work for Harford County Public Library's Consideration
You may send a copy of your work for evaluation (please include reviews, author information, etc) about your book to: Local Author Submissions, Materials Management, Harford County Public Library, 1221-A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp, MD 21017. The donated copy may be added to the Local Author Shelf. Please note that review copies will not be returned. If we decide to purchase additional copies of a title we generally purchase through one of our library vendors.
If you publish your eBook through Smashwords or another digital publisher, we are able to consider your eBook for inclusion in our library collection if it is made available through the Overdrive platform. The eBook will be evaluated according to the library's Materials Selection Policy.
What You Can Expect from the Library
Through inclusion in the collection (whether in the general collection or Local Author Shelf Program) the Library assists the author's efforts to make his/her work accessible to the larger community. On occasion, further promotion may take place.
The Library bears no additional obligation for marketing an author's work. It is neither the role nor the responsibility of the public library to provide any of the following services for authors. Authors are fully responsible for securing these services: