Information for Creators

Information for Authors, Musicians and Other Creators Selling Material to the Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library 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 as well as be an appropriate format for library circulation. EPL does not produce 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)
  • The author or creator's name
  • The title of the item
  • The producer or publisher of the work
  • The complete 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:


Collection Librarians
Collection Management & Access Division
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

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, but please note that it will NOT be returned to you and may be dealt with in accordance with the Library’s policy on gifts (see below).

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.  A selection of music CDs by local Edmonton and regional artists is received by the Library several times per year from the Blackbyrd Myoozik store in Edmonton.

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 library material which does not meet the Library's objectives and policies will be sold at the library book sale.   No conditions may be imposed relating to any material after its acceptance by the Library.