Materials Donation Policy

Books, DVDs, and Books-on-CD may be donated year round.

The Friends accept new or gently used fiction and nonfiction books. We accept almost anything that is in good enough condition to re-sell, including recent textbooks and encyclopedia sets (published within the last 10 years), and antiquarian books. We generally cannot re-sell older textbooks, outdated encyclopedias or computer software, travel guides more than a few years old, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, or books whose covers have been removed.  We regret that we can no longer accept donations of VHS-format videotapes or audio cassette tapes, as these no longer sell well.

Please respect the library’s permanent collection and the health of our staff and volunteers and do not bring any moldy or dirty books into the library! If you would not display a book on your coffee table, chances are we can’t sell it and will have to pay to dispose of it. Thank you for your consideration.

If the number of books you have to donate exceeds one box or two shopping bags, kindly call the library to make an appointment for one of the Friends to meet you. Large donations inconvenience the library staff and create logistical problems due to our limited storage space.

Please do not leave donated materials outside the library during off hours.

If you can’t bring your materials to the library, please contact the Friends with your name and phone number. Someone will call to arrange a time to pick up your donation.