Guidelines for Non-Monetary Donations

The Lawrence County Public Library appreciates the thoughtfulness of its patrons who donate a variety of print and media materials to the library. Some items may be added to our collection while others may be sold, donated, or discarded. The proceeds from the sale of donated materials and books assists in funding programming and purchasing other library materials.

Because of limitations of space, money and staff, the library does reserve the right to accept or discard, at its discretion, any donated materials. Gifts of materials that are accepted by the library become the absolute and unconditional property of the library and cannot be returned to the donor for any reason.

The library reserves the right to refuse any book or material donations that it deems to be not in the best interest of the library to accept.

We can accept:

The library accepts donations in new or gently-used condition with a copyright date within the previous five years.

Audiobooks on CD
Puzzles (500 piece puzzles or more)
Music CDs
Select Magazines with a circulation date within the previous 12 months.

We cannot accept:

 Materials in poor condition
o Dusty, dirty items o Stained, water damaged, mildewed o Torn pages or covers o Scratched or defective DVDs or CDs o Smelly, burnt or moldy
Encyclopedias Software Manuals Catalogs Law case, statute and regulation books Dated reference books Out-of-date travel books 8 track tapes Cassette tapes VHS Tapes Textbooks Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, or cassette tapes
Where can I bring my donations?

Please bring donations in up to four (4) small to medium boxes or bags that you can carry. Library staff are not able to pick up donations from a person’s home and are unable to carry boxes into the library from vehicles. Following OSHA guidelines, staff and volunteers are not allowed to lift any box that weighs, or appears to weigh, more than 50 pounds.

Items may be donated at the circulation desk between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., M-F

If you have more than four (4) boxes, please call us at 256.974.0883 to see if we have the room to accept your donation.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. Library staff cannot determine the value of a donation for IRS purposes. We will provide a form acknowledging the donation you made to the library.

Lawrence County Public Library,
Jun 27, 2018, 12:45 PM