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Book Donations


As of Monday, October 14, 2019, the Library will stop taking used book donations or any items. If you have items to donate, please check with other nearby libraries, other charitable or service organizations. 

Donations of Used Books and Other Items

We gladly accept donations of used books and other items in good condition. 

Examples of acceptable items are:

  • recent bestsellers
  • fiction
  • nonfiction
  • children’s books
  • CDs
  • DVDs

We do not accept:

  • textbooks
  • magazines
  • encyclopedias
  • condensed Readers’ Digest
  • VHS tape
  • items damaged by water, mold, smoke, or with torn, stained or missing pages

Small quantities of items can be dropped off at the circulation desk

We accept larger donations, packed in boxes or sturdy bags, at our loading dock with advance notification. Due to space limitations, a maximum of 10 boxes/bags can be accepted at one time.

Donations may be tax deductible. Receipts may be obtained at the Circulation Desk. The Library does not provide valuations of donations.

Thank you for your support of the St. Charles Public Library.