I'm an author or publisher who'd like my book in NYPL!

How do I submit my book to be added to the Library's collections? How do I contact acquisitions?


The Library's Selection Office chooses materials in all formats to add to NYPL's circulating collections. All materials (other than replacements) must be approved by this office before being purchased or added to collections. An overview of their selection process can be found here:

Review copies and promotional information may be sent to:
Selection Office
New York Public Library
31-11 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101-3006

Please note that because of the volume of submissions, NYPL cannot return review copies.

Materials that are self-published or print-on-demand will be considered for branch collections of The New York Public Library only if accompanied by a review from a standard reviewing medium. These include The New York Times (or other major newspapers which regularly review books), Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist and Choice. Reviews published in other well-established periodicals, academic journals and genre magazines are also acceptable.

· We cannot consider books on the basis of jacket blurbs, articles about the author or personal references.

· Authors, producers or others wishing to donate copies of a book or film are required to submit reviews. A review does not guarantee inclusion of material in branch library collections.

We regret that we cannot send a personal notification of either acceptance or rejection of material.

· Titles added to collections may take several months to appear in the Library catalog. The catalog may be accessed online through our Web site:

  • Last Updated Mar 03, 2022
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