Book Donations

Yes, we do accept book donations!

If you have any new or slightly used book that you think we at the library need here in our collection, then we will gladly take them off your hands.

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.