Donation Guidelines

  • Donations accepted when the Library is open
    • Loading dock on Coats Drive is available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • After 4 p.m. on weekdays or on weekends, bring donations to the Information or Check Out Desk.
  • Do not leave items to donate on the dock or in the Gallery.
  • Limit of two manageable containers per visit.
  • Library staff is not responsible for unloading donations.
  • Donations are tax deductible; receipt available upon request.
    • The Library cannot appraise or place values on materials received.

The Library accepts the following materials in good condition:book donations

  • Books for all ages
    • Computer, medical and travel books published in the last five years
    • Encyclopedias, business and textbooks published in the last 10 years
  • DVDs, Blu-rays, Audio and Music CDs/MP3s
    • No VHS, cassette tapes or records
  • Magazines
    • News (published within two months)
    • General interest (within two years)
    • National Geographic (any year)

Donations that meet the Library's collection policy may be added; others are sold at the Friends of the Library book sale or disposed of at the discretion of the Library Director or designee.  Proceeds benefit the Allen Public Library.

Thank you for your donation.

Questions? Call 214.509.4913