Book Donations

Book Donations
Because literacy is a community effort

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Please note: At this time, we are not accepting book donations at any of our library locations while we focus on getting our core services up and running. The libraries will announce when they are ready for donations again in the future.

Our libraries are happy to accept new or used books in good condition!

We accept the following items:

  • Books published within the last 5 years
  • Recent Bestsellers
  • Clean copies of classic titles
  • CDs or DVDs
  • Children’s books in good condition

At this time, we do not accept:

  • VHS Tapes
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Records or Vinyl Albums
  • Books with water damage, or other poor conditions

Our collection development experts will analyze all donated books. Please be aware that books not placed into the libraries’ collections may instead be placed in book sales, the proceeds of which benefit our libraries.

Please bring donated materials to your local library in boxes, during operating hours. A receipt for tax purposes is available upon request. However, it is the responsibility of the donor to provide evidence of the tax value of their donation.

If you have questions, or want to learn more about donating books to York County Libraries, please contact your local library. Find the contact information here