For Local Authors - Regional Reads

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is home to many creative independent and self-published authors. We want to help highlight your creations! ORL’s Regional Reads Collection exists to help showcase new books by writers and illustrators in our communities. 

Who Can Apply?

Locals! Authors must live in the service area of an ORL branch. The ORL will also consider books written about a community within the ORL service area. 

Books We Accept

  • Published within the last two years.
  • Professionally printed and bound (not stapled OR coil-bound)
  • Books must have an ISBN and other publishing information.
  • Works must be in a language the library already offers.
  • eBooks must be available to purchase from OverDrive.
  • No reader copies or donations will be accepted.

View the complete Regional Reads collection requirements

How To Apply?

Complete the application form. Once we have received your application, you’ll hear from us within 90 days.

Note: Preference will be given to books of local significant interest, or which have received media attention.


Regional Reads application form

*Available Formats:

*Your Work Is:

*Intended Audience

Include city and postal code.

I confirm that:

For authors under 19 only.


Your Privacy

This form and the title(s) submitted for the Regional Reads collection will be reviewed by the Head of Collection Development and/or Head of Youth Services, and other library staff members as appropriate.  Once the review is complete, the individual completing this form will receive a response outlining the decision.  

Personal information for library membership is collected by Okanagan Regional Library under the authority of BC’s Library Act and BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts.26. Personal information is collected for the purposes of contacting you about the feedback provided. If you have any questions about the collection of this personal information, please contact the Okanagan Regional Library’s Privacy Officer at or 250-860-4033 ext 2484.