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Item Donation

Donated materials and proceeds from library book sales are used to support and enhance library initiatives. Thank you for your support!

To Donate Materials

  1. Bring items to the circulation desk at a branch location during normal hours
  2. Please limit the size of your donation to 2 boxes or bags per visit
  3. If you have a larger donation or questions about donating, please contact the library in advance
  4. Complete a donation form and submit to the library.

    Download the form here 

Please note, all donations become property of the library to be used as needed. Donations may be tax deductible; please check with your tax advisor. Upon request, staff will provide a receipt for number and type of items donated.

The Following Materials are Welcome:

  • Hardcover books (in new or like-new condition)
  • Paperback books (in new or like-new condition)
  • Audio books (in new or like-new condition)
  • DVDs (in their original cases)
  • Music CDs (in their original cases)
  • Vinyl albums (in their original cases)
  • Video games (in their original cases)

The Library Cannot Accept:

  • Wet, moldy, damaged, ripped, discolored, or smelly items
  • Books without covers
  • Discarded library materials
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Condensed books
  • Books more than 3 years old on law, medicine, travel, or computers
  • Cassette tapes of any kind

Additional Items

We may accept gently used toys that can be cleaned (no stuffed animals, no battery operated items) , puzzles (with all pieces available), or board games (with all pieces). Please contact the children’s department of the library you are interested in donating toys to see if we are able to accept at this time.

Additional Options

Items that are damaged or have outlived their usefulness can often be given new life through recycling. Please check with your local county recycling department for more information.

Kane County Recycling

DuPage County Recycling

Kendall County Recycling
630-553-9100, ext. 8026

Will County Recycling

Looking for more ways to rehome used books or media?

Here are a few other recommendations:

Aurora 630-631-5818
Batavia 630-761-8049
Montgomery 630-499-8950
Naperville 630-357-6258

Salvation Army
Montgomery 630-897-4855

Addison 630-545-9710

Half Price Books
Naperville 630-428-2877

Operation Paperback

Vietnam Veterans of America