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. Since their first book sale in 1985, the Friends have raised more than $4 million 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.
Donations at the Library Center should be dropped inside the green shed next to the drive-up service lane. Ask staff for assistance when the shed is locked by calling (417) 882-0714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals with especially large collections or special circumstances may call (417) 616-0564.
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
Note: To recycle books and magazines that can't be donated to the Library:
- Midwest Fiber Sales Corporation, 911 North Farm Road 123, at (417) 862-1976
- Purina Big Green Bin, (417) 575-5933
To donate books for the Library collection, please see the information on Gift and Memorial Books.