Book Donations

The library accepts donations of books, CDs, and DVDs that are in good condition. Gift materials will be added to the collection only if they meet the same standards required of purchased materials. Items not meeting those standards, those that are out-of-date, unneeded duplicates of items already owned, or those in a format unsuitable for library use, may be given to other organizations, sold at the Friends Foundation’s book sales, exchanged, or recycled.

Donations may be brought to the Adult Services desk. For large donations, please call ahead at (573) 334-5279 for instructions. 

Many people ask about receipts for tax purposes. The library will issue a receipt for the number of items donated, but cannot assign a monetary value to donations.

We do not accept

  • Books that are mildewed or moldy
  • Newspapers or catalogs
  • Textbooks
  • Outdated encyclopedias