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× In-person service is available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all branches.
Materials can be returned 24 hours a day. Click here for more information.

El servicio En Persona estará disponible de lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. en todas las sucursales.
Los materiales de la biblioteca en su posesión se pueden devolver las 24 horas del día. Haga clic aquí para más información.

Local & Self-Published Authors

SDCL collects a variety of books and media that are written, published and/or produced locally. We are now accepting submissions of physical copies of locally produced books, DVDs and/or music CDs for review. To submit your item for consideration, print out a copy of the Local/Self-Published Author Donation Form and drop it off with one copy of your work at any of San Diego County Library's branches. This document also contains information about the library's selection process.

Please note: The SELF-e service has been discontinued. We are happy to accept physical copies of your books, DVDs and music CDs using the process above. Thank You.


Resources for Authors

Writers Groups and Events at SDCL Branches

San Diego Writers Ink
Non-profit offering classes, groups, workshops, readings and other literary events.

Clarion Workshop
Hosted annually at UCSD, for aspiring Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.

American Library Association: Marketing to Libraries

The Southern California Writers' Conference

UCSD Extension Creative Writing Program

San Diego Writers Guild

Cropper Center for Creative Writing at USD

Point Loma Nazarene's Writer's Symposium

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