Donating Books and Media

We greatly appreciate

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Blu-rays
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Current magazines (library drop-off only)
  • Current textbooks
  • Items in good condition with no pen, pencil, or highlighter markings

We do not accept

  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Old magazines
  • Old textbooks
  • Computer or medical books older than 3 years
  • Travel books or maps older than 3 years
  • Yearbooks
  • Puzzle books
  • Condensed book compilations (such as Reader’s Digest)
  • Discards from another library
  • Items with mold or a musty/smoky odor
  • Items missing pages or parts
  • Outdated media formats such as
    • Cassette tapes
    • VHS tapes
    • Phonograph records
    • CD-ROMs
    • Floppy discs

How to Donate

  • Material donations can be made at any time of day in the blue drop box outside the door of the Friends Used Bookstore
  • For donations too large to fit in the drop box
    • Drop off during Friends book sale days (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month)
    • Or contact Char Hall (262) 646-4519 or Marty Wiley (262) 366-7825 to make arrangements
  • Donation receipts for tax purposes are available upon request
  • Other guidelines
    • Materials donated to the library cannot be accepted on a conditional basis
    • Items not added to the collection cannot be returned to the donor
    • All containers become the property of the library
Map to the Friends Book Sale
Entrance to Friends Used Bookstore
Entrance to Friends Used Bookstore
Blue drop box
Drop box for donations. Available 24 hours a day.

Upcoming Book Sales