Library Services Centre

Small Press/Author Program

LSC understands the difficulties facing small presses and independent authors in getting your material into the hands of Canadians. To this end, we have designed the Small Press Program, to 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 tangible material categories are covered under this program — books, DVDs, music and CDs, etc. Please note, we cannot list eBooks or digital downloads. 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. If you are a publisher, do not send sample copies to LSC. We will order copies when we have sales. LSC does not offer paid marketing services through this program. Authors and publishers are encouraged to get reviews and endorsements to assist in marketing. These are not available through LSC.


For more information or if you have additional questions, require an alternate format, or assistance in registering for this program, please email


To register for the program, please fill out the form below.



General Contact Information
Please enter information about yourself and your company.
* Name
Please provide your first and last name.
Business Name
Please provide the name of your business, press, company, publisher, or incorporated entity.
* Address Line 1
Please provide your full business address. PO Box numbers will not be accepted.
Address Line 2
Province or State
Postal Code
* Country     
* Telephone
Please provide a current telephone number.
Please provide a current fax number.
* Email
Please provide a current email address.
Please provide the url for your company website.
Material Information
Please enter information about the item you wish to list.
* Title
What is the title of the item?
* Author's last name
If the author has only one name, enter it here
Author's first name
Please enter the author's first name, and middle initial if applicable
Please indicate the ISBN number of your item.
Please indicate the UPC or EAN number of your item.
* Date of Publication
When was this item published?
* Country
Please indicate the country of publication.
* Language
Please enter the primary language of the item.
* Brief Synopsis
Please enter a brief summary of the work.

* Fiction
Is the item fiction or non-fiction?
* Format
Please identify the material format of the item.
If Other, please specify
If you answered "Other" above, please specify which type of media this item is.
* Classification
What audience is this item intended for?
Please enter the conditions of sale.
* List Price
What is the list price of this item?
* CAD or USD
Is the price of this item in Canadian dollars or American dollars?
* Percent Discount
Please indicate the percentage of discount to LSC.
* Return Rights
Do you offer return rights on this item?
Other Return Rights
If you answered "Other" to the return rights, please explain.
* Payment Term
What is your payment term?
Other Terms
If you answered "Other" to the payment terms, please explain.
Shipping Costs
Please indicate your shipping costs.
Additional Information
Please provide any other information that is relevant to your inclusion in our database.
Please allow 2-3 business days for reply