Donating Books to the Library

Drop off your "pre-read" books at any of the Library branches

Your donations are sold by the Friends of the Library at book sales throughout the year. Beginning with the first book sale in 1985, the Friends have raised more than $500,000 to benefit the Library and made thousands of book lovers happy.

To donate books, drop them off at any branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library during regular library hours. You will receive a receipt listing the number and type of books donated.

We accept donations of hardback and paperback books for both adults and juveniles, movies, music albums, sheet music, puzzles and board games. Materials we are not able to accept include:

  • magazines
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • text books more than 10 years old
  • maps
  • pamphlets
  • incomplete sets of encyclopedias
  • encyclopedias more than 10 years old

Note: To recycle books and magazines that can't be donated to the Library, call Midwest Fiber Sales Corporation, 911 North Farm Road 123, at 862-1976.

For more information on book donations, contact Gay Wilson, Planning and Development Coordinator, (417) 616-0560.

To donate books for the Library collection, please see the information on Gift and Memorial Books.

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