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Donate Books

Donate Materials

We stock our shelves and book sales with the excellent materials you donate. All proceeds from our book sales benefit the Friends of the Russell County Public Library. In order to maintain a collection that is in good condition, the Library must adhere to the following terms of accepting and declining donated materials. All donations are final and become property of RCPL upon acceptance.

How to Donate Your Items:

  • Do NOT place your items in the book drop
  • DO bring your items to a staff member during business hours
  • DO plan to spend time with a staff member going through your donation
  • DO package donations of more than ten items in a box that the Library will keep
  • DO call for an appointment if you have a large donation

Materials we DO accept:

The Library is pleased to accept the following items in new or gently used condition:

  • Adult and children’s books in hardcover or paperback, including fiction and non-fiction
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Magazines
  • DVDs, Blu-ray and VHS tapes
  • Music CDs
  • Other assorted items, such as family or genealogy collections, technology equipment, furniture, and puzzles or games, may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

Materials we DO NOT accept:

  • Materials of any kind in poor condition, including books with ripped covers or broken spines, items that have been written in, or items that are wet, damaged, musty, molded, or infested
  • Discarded materials from any library
  • Audiocassettes
  • Vinyl records
  • Textbooks or industry manuals
  • Encyclopedia sets

Tax Information

The staff member accepting your materials can also offer you a tax receipt, indicating the type and quantity of the materials donated. We are not able to appraise the value of your materials. 

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