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What we cannot accept for donation

  • Molly Kane
  • Dec. 16, 2014

Due to the lack of storage space and the difficulty of resale of some materials, not all donations are acceptable. We urge donors to observe these guidelines because unacceptable materials must be discarded at library expense. We cannot accept:

  • damaged books, including:
    • damaged spines
    • water damaged, dirty or moldy materials
    • torn covers, pages
    • highlighted material
    • books written in or marked (except signed or inscribed)
  • Only donations from a smoke-free home please
  • VHS tapes
  • encyclopedias more than 5 years old, or sets missing volumes
  • reference books more than 3 years old
  • computer books/manuals more than 5 years old
  • magazines, including National Geographic and American Heritage
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • textbooks
  • bulk packs or other bound study materials
  • vinyl records

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