Used Book Donations
The Friends appreciates all who gift the Library with gently used books and other materials. Materials that are accepted benefit the Library in several ways. Donated items are often used to supplement the Library’s collection or to replace damaged or missing items. Materials that are not appropriate for these purposes are transferred to the Friends to be placed in the Book Sale. View the Gifts and Donations guidelines for more information.
Small donations of an armful to 2 small bags may be left on the cart near the Circulation Desk in the foyer area.
Please call 615-595-1242 extension 1 when bringing larger donations to the loading dock. It is located between the Library and Enrichment Center. Turn left before entering the Enrichment Center parking lot. There is a doorbell.
Newspapers, magazines and VCR tapes are no longer accepted. Books should be in clean, sellable condition with both covers, minimal handwriting, and no water damage or food stains. Items left after hours will not be brought in the Library if damaged by the weather, as determined by the Library staff. This protects the materials, staff, and patrons in the facility from mold and bugs.
The Friends encourages interested patrons to purchase new books for the library. Cash and check donations can be accepted by the library to purchase new books for the collection.
Patrons may also donate books to honor an individual, give as a gift, or to commemorate a special event. Library staff will acknowledge donors and honorees/memorials when the donation is received. A book plate will be placed in each book(s) purchased with a donation of $20.
For more information, email the Acquisitions Librarian or call at 615-595-1242, ext.4.