It’s finally starting to feel like spring! We know a lot of you will be doing your spring cleaning soon (or maybe you already have), and might be going through your books as well. If you’re thinking of donating them, please bear in mind our guidelines for donation when you’re boxing them up.
- You must bring books you are donating to the Circulation Desk during normal business hours. Out of consideration for others, we request that you do not drop donations in the book returns or leave them in bags and boxes outside the library.
- A form letter for tax purposes is available upon request; however the estimated valuation of the donation is the responsibility of the donor.
We will only accept books that meet the following conditions:
- Materials must be in good physical condition (no water damage, mildew, underlining or highlighting).
- Paperback books must have covers intact.
- Fiction books will generally be accepted if in good condition.
- Non-fiction books must be relevant and should not be more than 5 years old.
- DVDs, Spoken Word Audio CDs, Children’s Books and Music CDs will be accepted.
The library will not accept:
- Materials that are mildewed, moldy, dirty, dried out, damp or musty smelling.
- Textbooks, medical or legal texts and workbooks that accompany textbooks.
- Magazines, including National Geographic.
- VHS and cassette tapes.
- Reader’s Digest condensed books.
- Games and puzzles.
Remember, books that cannot be donated can be recycled along with your household recycling. Recycling old books helps the environment, however you should do this from home. The Library is not responsible for recycling unacceptable donations and it will be the patron’s responsibility to remove these donations from the Library.