Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Library Services Centre (LSC)’s Small Press and Author Program provide distribution of small press materials to libraries across Canada. This program allows libraries to support their local small presses and authors, and to streamline their material selection process.

All material categories are covered under this program - books, DVDs, music and CDs, CD-ROMs, and other media. Designed with public libraries in mind, LSC will distribute your marketing materials directly to over 200 libraries across Canada, coordinate orders and act as a single shipment point for orders.

LSC will channel consolidated small press catalogues to libraries. All materials listed through this program are available with full processing, including MARC records. There is no charge to the publisher to participate in this program.

The Library Services Centre is a central purchasing and processing centre for Canadian libraries. We provide services for over 200 libraries across Canada. We are a Canadian, not-for-profit corporation owned by libraries. Our mandate is to enhance the performance of libraries by providing services that support their economic, efficient and effective operation. One of the ways that we meet this mandate is to provide cost effective access to its libraries for Canada’s small presses and individual authors/artists.

If you are a small press, author, musical artist, or filmmaker (or, know someone who is) with material of interest to public libraries, you can now contact the Library Services Centre directly to participate in our Small Press and Authors Program.

This program is available to any library in Canada. Libraries are encouraged to refer local authors, musical artists, or filmmakers with works of interest to public libraries to LSC. Libraries need not purchase from LSC to make use of this service.

For more information or to register for this program, please click here or email SmallPressProgram@lsc.on.ca

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