Donations of Books and other Physical Material

The Auburn Public Library is happy to accept donations of new books and used books in good condition, as well as donations of other material such as DVDs, and CDs. Once items are donated to the Library they become Library property and may be used in whatever manner the Library deems appropriate.  Items not added to the library collections may be sold, given away or discarded.

Please use the following guidelines when donating material to the library.

Condition: Books must be free of mildew, mold, excessive dust and dirt. In addition, books should not have more than minimal water damage, or excessive spine damage, any missing pages or missing covers.

We do not accept:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Cassettes, VHS tapes or computer software
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Textbooks more than 10 years old
  • Media (DVD, CD etc) without original artwork
  • Magazines

The Library’s full gift book policy is available here.