The In the Stacks program is now accepting applications.

Application deadline: Friday December 8, 2023, 11:59pm ET. Please note the time zone.






This program is open to the following U.S.-based organizations (including Tribal Nations and U.S. Territories):

  • Public lending library
  • University library or resource center
  • Theatre or Performing Arts Training Program library or resource center
  • Community or Cultural Center resource library


Priority will be given to applicants whose total users are comprised of at least 60% of users in either one of the following groups listed below or in combination:

  • Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) communities
  • LGBTQ+ communities, especially those who primarily serve Transgender and Gender Nonconforming communities (TGNC)
  • Disability communities 
  • Rural communities (see FAQ)
  • Communities adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality (see FAQ)


In addition, evaluation of the applications will consider the applicant’s:

  • Plans for displaying, promoting, circulating the books;
  • Potential for the book credit to expand/enhance their existing collection with TCG Books.