Donate Books

Can I donate books and materials to the library?

The library accepts donations of recent books, recorded books, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs.  Donations should be clean and in good condition.   See guidelines listed below.


When can I donate materials?

Donations can be made at the library during our regular business hours.  Please be aware that library staff may not be available to help unload a donation. 


Where can I donate materials?

Bring your boxed or bagged items to the main circulation desk at the library.    Staff may direct you to place large donations in another area of the library.     Also, during some parts of the year, the Friends of the Library have a collection box in the lobby for donations. 


What happens to donated materials?

The library reviews donated materials and adds suitable materials to the library's collection.  Remaining books and materials go to the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale to raise funds to support the library.


Is my donation tax deductible?

Donations may be tax deductible on your federal taxes.    Please check with your tax advisor.   Please ask for a tax receipt at the time of your donation.   Library staff cannot assign a dollar amount to your donation, and you are responsible for assessing the value of the donation.    Tax receipts are not given for items placed into the Friends of the Library collection box located in the lobby. 


Book Donation Guidelines:

Please bring your materials in boxes or bags that you can leave with the library. 

Do not leave donated materials in the bookdrop or outside of the building.

The library reserves the right to refuse donations.


Desirable donations

  • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition
  • Commercially published media  (CDs and DVDs)
  • Books on tape or CD in good condition

We cannot accept:

  • Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, or with excessive writting in the text
  • Anything stained with water, dust, mold or with a noticeable odor
  • Clearly outdated materials
  • Magazines
  • Travel guides, textbooks, encyclopedias and  technical books older than 5 years
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Encyclopedia sets over 3 years old
  • Yard sale items
  • Non-commercially produced media
  • Computer software or equipment