We accept adult fiction and non-fiction published within the last 5 years (2018 or newer).
All children’s books in good condition will be accepted.
Other places to drop off your used books: Places accepting book donations
All puzzle donations will be accepted, as long as all pieces are accounted for. We will be discarding all puzzles that have missing pieces.
Money donations are gladly accepted to help us fund programming for all ages and to help maintain and expand the quality of our collections, services and programs. Your support will go a long way to providing the resources we need to continue our important work. Any amount helps!
We are accepting craft supplies that are still in good working condition. If donating scrap materials, please make sure they are at least 3″ x 3″ or larger.
The Library accepts gift materials with the understanding that such materials may be added to the collection only if they meet the same standards which are applied to the selection of materials. Those items which are unwanted may be offered to other libraries, non-profit organizations, sold or discarded. No condition may be imposed by the donor on the Library relating to any item after its acceptance.
Memorial gifts of books or money are also accepted and bookplates will be placed in the book. Specific memorial books can be ordered for the library on request if the request meets the criteria established by the Board. Special requests can be made to and in consultation with the Manager of Library Services. Book selection will be made by the Library if no specific book is requested. The Springfield Public Library encourages and appreciates gifts and donations.
By law, the library is not allowed to appraise the value of donated materials, thus cannot provide a receipt of the items if requested by the donor.