Guidelines for Donating Items to Virginia Public Library

Virginia Public Library accepts limited donations of items throughout the year.  We accept paperback fiction with copyright dates up to one year old, nonfiction and hardcover fiction with copyright dates less than 2 years old.  The books must be in good condition.  We do not accept encyclopedia sets, condensed books, magazines, or textbooks.  AV items should be current and in good condition.  The Library does not have the physical space to store large amounts of items during the year so please limit the amount of items you donate during the year.

The Friends of the Virginia Public Library holds a used book sale during the month of September each year.  If you wish to donate items at that time, please call the Library after Labor Day of each year for information on when you may bring items for the book sale.  Again, items should be in good condition and should not include condensed books, magazines, or textbooks. The above guidelines on copyright dates do not apply to the book sale.

If you have any questions about donating items that has not been addressed above, please speak to a staff member at one of our service desks.  We will try to answer any questions you may have.  Thank you for considering donating items to the Virginia Public Library.