Donate Materials & Books

The library accepts materials in most formats that are clean and in good condition. We accept books (excluding encyclopedias and text books), Blu Ray, DVDs, VHS, and books or music on CD or MP3. Library staff will examine all donations and materials that are appropriate to add to our collection, according to our Collection Development Policy, will be added. We also sometimes use donated books to replace copies of things already on the shelves that are worn out. Any remaining materials will go to the Friends of the Library to be sold at their sales to raise money for library programs.
We cannot guarantee that items will be held in our collection for any specific length of time.

Restrictions on donations:

Any special restrictions the donor wishes to place on donated materials must be in writing and must be approved by both the Board of Trustees and the City Council. This is done only in very rare instances.

We welcome donations to our genealogy and local history collections. Please contact our Genealogy Staff for more information on donating to these special collections.
Need help getting your donation into the Library?
If you have a large number of donations, we suggest that you call ahead, 667-6363, so that we can have someone available to assist you.

Bookplates:

We are happy to put bookplates or labels on donations that are added to our collection. Please write out the wording you would like us to use.

Want a receipt?

We will give you a form to fill out and list the numbers and kinds of items you are donating so you have that for your records. If you are donating lots of things, we suggest that you count the number of each type (hardback books, paperback books, DVDs, books on CD, etc.) before you come in so it is easy for you to do the form.

Our receipts do not have values and we do not supply values for donated items. This is up to you to take care of by having an appraisal done by a professional or contacting the Internal Revenue Service for information on values for tax purposes.