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City of Santa Barbara

735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, US



Submitting Your Book to Santa Barbara Public Library’s Local Authors' Collection

The Santa Barbara Public Library System offers a small display area at the Central Library for local authors who want their work available to library patrons. This collection is designed to give new and emerging writers, especially those whose books are not yet widely reviewed or stocked by libraries and bookstores, an opportunity to be read by other members of their community.

Please note the following guidelines for the Local Authors Collection:

  • Due to the volume of self-published and print-on-demand titles available, the library does not purchase these books. However, copies donated by the author or publisher are considered for the Local Authors collection at the Library’s discretion.
  • Authors must be current Santa Barbara County residents, or the book must take place in Santa Barbara County, or otherwise demonstrate a strong local interest.
  • Books chosen will be cataloged and shelved for one year. At the end of this time, they may be rotated out of the collection to make room for newer selections.
  • All books submitted for this collection become the property of Santa Barbara Public Library System, and as such cannot be returned to the donor. 

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Please read and acknowledge the above guidelines in order to proceed with this form.

Author Name

Full Address

Please submit this form and then send one copy of your book to:

ATTN: Librarian - Collections
Santa Barbara Public Library
P.O. Box 1019
Santa Barbara, CA 93102 

Or deliver it to our library staff, letting them know you're a local author.

Thank you for your interest in making your book available through the Library

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