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Free Comic Book Day 2024 Library Partner Program

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Free Comic Book Day 2024 Library Partner. 

The Free Comic Book Day Library Partner Program aims to expand comic book readership by providing opportunitites for libraries and schools to host their own FCBD events. The program provides 50 comic books and a package of promotional materials to each participating school/library at no charge. 

*Enrollment for the FCBD 2024 Library Partner Program is closed.*
Spots in the FCBD Library Partner Program are limited and due to overwhelming demand, we cannot accept any more applications at this time.

If you have already applied, you will be contacted in February 2024 with more information regarding shipments. 

If you have not applied, we recommend partnering with a local comic book shop in your area to receive free comic books to give out to your patrons on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Use Comic Shop Locator to find a comic shop near you.

The application form for Free Comic Book Day 2025 Library Partner Program will be available in December 2024.



How to Enroll: 

In order to participate in the FCBD Library Program, a library or school must fill out the enrollment application. The application will become available on this webpage on December 1, 2023. 

Please note that the application to the Library Partner Program does not guarantee participation. Spots are limited and, due to overwhelming demand, will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Participants will be contacted by February2, 2024 regarding their status in the program. Please check Spam/Junk folders for our communication, as we've received reports of our emails landing in Junk Folders. 

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Due to the number of requests from libraries, and with the limited number of comics available, we urge you to work with a local comic shop near you if possible. To find a shop, use our Comic Shop Locator service. Comic shops that display the “School/Library Partner” badge are great stores to contact.

Enrollment for FCBD 2025 will be available beginning December 1, 2024. The link to the application will be available on this page. 


Book Selection:

  • You will be provided 50 comic books from among this year's selection of titles. If you request additional comic books beyond the guaranteed 50 books, you may receive backstock books and titles from previous years in order to meet your request. 
  • In your enrollment form, please indicate which age ratings you are comfortable receiving. We provide All Ages (appropriate for all readers including children) and Teen (apprpriate for readers 13 and up). You may request just one age rating or a mix of both. We do not provide Mature content (i.e. for readers 18 and up) to libraries and schools. 


The below guidelines may answer most questions about what the program includes. However, if you have any questions that are not covered here or would like more information on the programplease email


2024 Program Guidelines

Please Read Carefully:

  • When completing the enrollment form, please ensure we have the correct shipping address. Packages are sent via UPS, therefore we cannot ship to a P.O. Box. A physical street address must be provided. 
  • Due to shipping and customs logistics, we cannot accept enrollment from locations outside of the continental U.S. 
  • Your shipment of comic books will arrive separately from your promotional package. We will provide email updates on approximately when to expect each package. 

As a partner in this program, you will:

Receive 50 books per location to distribute on FCBD. You may request additional books, and we will do our best to accomodate as many additional requests as possible, but we cannot guarantee more than 50 comic books to each accepted location. This will be 50 individual comic books, not 50 copies of each title. For example, if you need 100 comic books to support your event, you will need to request an additional 50 books. Please note, if you are requesting for multiple locations with different shipping addresses, please fill out the form for EACH location.

Cross promote with the local comic book stores in your area. You can find a comic book shop near you by using the Comic Shop Locator Service. 

Receive a FCBD Promotional Package. Specific contents of the promotional package are still being determined, but packages generally included items such as posters, bookmarks, lanyards, pencils, etc. 

Adhere to FCBD Comic Release Date. No comics are allowed to be distributed before Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2024. Comics may be distributed on or after May 4, 2024. 

Sign up for the Diamond BookShelf e-Newsletter. Our Diamond BookShelf e-Newsletter is geared to libraries and schools with information on expanding your collections, incorporating graphic novels into classroom cirriculum, holding events, and more! You can sign up with the following link:

Thank you for you for partnering with Free Comic Book Day and spreading the joy of comics and comic book shops!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

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