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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Local Authors

The library has a growing collection of fiction and non-fiction titles written by authors from Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma Region. These items can be found in various collections at both the North Branch Library and the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library. For a complete list of authors from Sault Ste. Marie and area, click here. 

For a complete list of Local History Authors, click here.

We also have a number of video interviews with local authors about their books, their creative process, and more which can be found on the SSMPL YouTube Channel.

Information For Authors

The library welcomes submissions from local authors who wish to have their book added to the library's collection.

All items that are submitted to the library for inclusion must meet the criteria outlined in our Collection Development Policy.

The following information must be provided for any items being submitted for consideration.

  • Book title
  • Author's name
  • ISBN
  • Price
  • Number of pages
  • Type of binding
  • Date of Publication
  • Publisher
  • Intended audience
  • Ordering information
  • A brief summary of the book's contents
  • Author's credentials (mandatory for non-fiction)
  • Why this book would be of interest to Sault Ste. Marie Public Library patrons
  • Reviews from standard review journals if available.

Please email the above information to or mail it to:

Collections Librarian
Sault Ste Marie Public Library
50 East St.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 3C3

We do not accept review copies of books and unsolicited items will not be returned. If you wish to donate a copy of your book please note that it is subject to the same criteria outlined in our Collection Development Policy.

The library does not pay in advance for material. If you wish to sell your book to the library, we must receive an invoice and you will have to wait for payment, or the book will have to be purchased through a wholesaler.

Note: Local authors are authors who are from the Algoma district