Thank you for your
interest in making a donation to the Amherst Town Library. Amherst Town
Library welcomes your donated books, audio books, movies, music, and
magazines. Your donation will be added to the library’s collection
or sold at the book sale to help enhance our programs and services.
We will accept
Hardcover and paperback books in good condition. We cannot use damaged
books (e.g. broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty or moldy,
excessive writing in the text, or water damage)
Commercially published media (e.g. CDs, DVDs)
magazines (prior to 1960 in good condition)
books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, moldy, smoke
or water damage, or excessive writing in the text.
Magazines (bound or unbound) older than current, periodicals, academic
Condensed books (Readers Digest)
Non-commercially produced media, including copies on paper, CD, DVD,
VHS or cassette.
Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in
- VHS movies or cassette
music tapes (books on cassette are OK)
accept certain materials within specified limits:
Price guides and almanacs (less than 2 years old)
Medical and financial advice books (less than 5 years old)
guidebooks (less than 5 years old, or antique)
manuals (less than 5 years old)
(less than 5 years old)
preparation guides (less than 5 years old)
Where do I go to donate my books and other items?
Donations should be brought to the Circulation desk. We cannot pick
up donations (though special arrangements may be made for large collections
of high quality books).
I have a
lot of items to donate. Should I just bring them in?
We will accept large
donations. If you are donating 5 or more boxes of books, we would prefer
that arrangements be made in advance with the Circulation desk to make
sure to have space and ability to process them.
can I claim as a charitable donation?
We do not determine the value of the donation. Receipts can be provided
designating how many paperbacks and hardbacks were donated.
What happens to the items I donate?
Depending on the quality and condition of the donated items, they will
be put into our book sale; put in general collection; given away or