For authors and press
Thank you for your interest in adding your work to the Spokane
County Library District collection. SCLD welcomes the opportunity
to review a variety of materials.
Selection of materials for the
library is done by staff in the Collection Services
Department and is guided by our Collection Development
Policy. We apply the same set of criteria for
all materials and, as a public library we select
materials for general users, rather than specialists
or practitioners. We collect materials for all
ages and give special consideration to materials
about the history of the Spokane Region.
In making a decision about adding material to our collection,
we consider the following:
Who is the intended audience for the material?
Is it intended for adults, teens or children?
Is it of general interest, not specialist?
What is the subject of the material? Will
it be of interest to our customers? Is it of
special local interest?
Who is the author? We look for qualifications
such as education, experience in the field,
and experience as a writer or artist.
When/where was the item published? Is the
publisher a standard trade publisher? We need
all of the bibliographic data, including date
of publication, price and type of binding. If
the item is self-published, please give some
indication of its physical appearance.
Has the item been reviewed in at least one
library publication or general periodical? Was
the review positive?
What is the format? Is it appropriate for
library use? Will it withstand heavy use? Is
the artwork/photography of clear quality?
How can we purchase copies? Libraries prefer
to buy from wholesale vendors.
If the material is available only from you,
be sure to provide a phone number, address and
email address, if you have one.
Unsolicited materials will not be returned
and will be considered donations.
Information can be sent to: Administrative Offices,
Attn: Collection Services Manager, 4322 N Argonne Rd,
Spokane, WA 99212-1868.
Thank you again for your consideration and interest in Spokane
County Library District.
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