Information for Creators

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) collects material in a wide range of formats, representing a wide range of creators. Each title is evaluated on an individual basis to ensure it meets our general selection guidelines and is an appropriate format for library circulation. EPL Board Collection Development Policy. EPL does not produce, publish or print material for inclusion in our collections.

If you have a title that you would like considered for EPL's collections, please provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Your name and contact information (please include your email address)
  • Author or creator's name
  • Title of the item
  • Producer or publisher of the work
  • Contact information for the publisher OR supplier
  • Any related order numbers such as ISBN, UPC, stock number, etc.
  • Date of publication
  • Price
  • Subject matter and intended audience
  • Any published reviews

These details as well as any additional relevant information should be sent to:
CollectionsLibrarians@epl.ca

Or

Collections Librarians
Collection Management & Access Division
Edmonton Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4

Due to the volume and variety of requests, EPL is unable to reply to each request
individually. You may be contacted if additional information is required, or a vendor
representing EPL may contact you for supplier information if your title is added to our
collection.

You may include a review copy of the material with this information; however, it will NOT
be returned to you and may be dealt with in accordance with the Library’s policy on gifts
(see below). Library staff do not evaluate material for use or recommendation outside of
the library.

eBooks

Unfortunately, EPL cannot provide access to eBooks that are not available through our
eBook vendors.

Local Interest Titles

While EPL includes content specific to Edmonton and area as well as material created by
local artists, all material is evaluated on an individual basis.

Gifts

The Library accepts gifts of books and other library materials but reserves the right to
evaluate and to dispose of them in accordance with the criteria applied to material selected
for purchase by the Library. Gifts of books or other material will be sold at EPL’s
Books2Buy fundraiser book sales. No conditions may be imposed on any materials after
they are donated to the Library. Here is additional information on donating to EPL.

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