Local Author Procedure

Johnson City Public Library welcomes opportunities to add local authors’ works of creativity and expression to our collection when appropriate.

To have your work considered, complete the form below. Then you can submit your work in person by delivering it to the appropriate Library department (i.e. Adult Services, Teen Services, or Children’s Library), based on the age of your intended audience. You may also mail your work to:

Johnson City Public Library
100 West Millard Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
Attention: (Adult, Teen, or Youth Services) Manager

Your work will be reviewed by the collection committee according to the Library’s collection development policy. The Library reserves the right to include or exclude any title from the collection for any reason.

You will be notified regarding the committee’s decision. If accepted for inclusion, your work will be found in a subject search for “local authors” in our catalog.

If your work is declined by the committee, it will be held for 14 days for you to pick up. After that time, it will be treated like a donation and become the property of the Library. Unsolicited works received by mail will not be returned.

If you wish to be considered for a program about your book, please indicate that on your submission form. Library staff use their professional judgment when organizing programs and will contact authors if selected for event planning.

We appreciate your interest in Johnson City Public Library!


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