Donating Books to the Library
Library branches are limiting the donation of materials for the Friends of the Library at this time.
Book sale donations are accepted at the Library Center only.
You may donate books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and other materials. They may be taken to a designated bin on the south edge of the Library Center parking lot, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Items may be placed in a designated book return; large loads should be placed on pallets provided there. Individuals with especially large collections or special circumstances may call the Friends at 417-616-0560 or email to email@example.com. Donors needing a donation receipt may acquire one at the drive-up service window.
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:
- National Geographic magazines
- Reader's Digest Condensed Books
- text books more than 10 years old
- incomplete sets of encyclopedias
- encyclopedias more than 10 years old
The other Springfield-Greene County Libraries cannot accept donations at this time, as rooms once used to store Friends donations are being used for quarantined library materials. Acceptance of Friends donations ceased when all 10 library branches closed in March due to the coronavirus.
All donated materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being handled for the Friends book sale, per recommendations of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.