Haliburton County Public Library (HCPL) strives to build a balanced collection to serve the public. All material purchased for the collection is required to adhere to HCPL’s Collection Development Policy.
We are interested in items of local interest, written by local authors and relating to Haliburton County. We support local authors by including a representative sample of their work in the library’s collection.
Our preferred method of purchase is through the Canadian library wholesaler, Library Bound Inc. You can request to have your book listed with Library Bound by visiting the self-publishing section on their website.
HCPL purchases e-books and e-audiobooks through a distributor called Overdrive. Please contact Overdrive directly to find out how to have your work included in their inventory.
To be added to HCPL's collection, your book will need to have an ISBN. An ISBN is an International Book Standard Number that uniquely identifies each specific edition of a book or monograph from a publisher. ISBN Canada provides free ISBNs to eligible publishers and publications. You can learn more about ISBNs and how to sign up for one at the Library and Archives Canada website.
Note: All unsolicited material sent to or left with the library for consideration is the property of the Haliburton County Public Library and will not be paid for or returned. The library reserves the right to decide whether these items are needed for the collection. Discarded items may be sold for the benefit of the library.
If you are a local author or a self-published author, and you’d like your work included in our collection (by selling or donating to us), please submit a request online using the form below.