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Author Request to Add a Title to the Collection

The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes the opportunity to consider your work for inclusion in the Library collection.  Works must fulfill the same selection criteria as any items that librarian subject specialists choose.  For example, all items must be reviewed in a professional journal or in a highly regarded magazine or newspaper.
The subject specialists will review each work to determine whether it meets the needs established in the Library collection policy.  For more information on this policy, click here.  Staff tries to build a balanced collection that meets the educational and recreational needs of the community. Titles about Santa Monica and titles that focus on local history, events, and issues are often of particular interest.
After a subject specialist decides to add a particular item, it must be cataloged, processed, and made shelf-ready.  Due to sizable workloads, it often takes several months or longer to add donated material.
You are invited to submit your work for consideration and to that end, please complete the form below and e-mail it to the address provided.
You will be notified within approximately one month after your submission.  If you donate your work to the Library but it is not added to the collection, it will be given to the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library for sale in the Friends Bookstore.  Proceeds from the sale of items benefit the Library and the community.  We are unable to return donated items or review copies.
Thank you for sharing information about your work with us and for your interest in the Santa Monica Public Library.

First Name


Last Name




Phone Number


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Title of work


Type of work(Book, DVD, etc.)


Format(Paperback, Hardback, etc.)




Reviewed in


Brief description of contents




Click SUBMIT to email. If you prefer, you may instead mail a copy of this form to:
Santa Monica Public Library
Reference Department
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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