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Donate Books & Media

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*We are unable to take donations at this time.*

The Library appreciates and gladly accepts donations of books and audiovisual materials, such as movie DVDs and books on CD. Based on resource and space limitations, we are able to accept the following:

Two medium-sized boxes* of recent materials from any individual:

  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Fiction (no more than five years old)
  • Non-fiction (no more than five years old)

We are unable to accept the following, also due to space and resource limitations, as well as demand for these items:

  • videocassettes
  • audio cassettes
  • text books
  • magazines
  • technology books older than 3 years
  • other books older than 5 years

Please bring your donations to the Circulation Desk in the Lobby. You will receive our thanks and a tax receipt for your donation.

If you have more donations than we can process, there are businesses near the Library that accept used books. Please note that the Library can't answer questions regarding donation policies and limits that may exist at these businesses. We suggest that you contact them beforehand. 

Arc Thrift Store
1349 E. South Boulder Road
Birds of Prey Foundation Thrift Store
1355 E. South Boulder Road

Donated materials are considered gifts and become the property of the Louisville Public Library Foundation.

*Bankers box size or approximate dimensions of 10"x12"x15"