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Donate Books/Materials


What To Donate

We accept gently used, saleable materials on all subjects: fiction as well as non-fiction, audiobooks on CD, music on CD, and movies on DVD. Some of the most popular subjects in our shop are art, cookbooks, history and current fiction and mysteries. We accept books for all ages, children through adults. We also accept vintage materials that may have collectible appeal. If in doubt, include the items and we will make the determination.
We do not accept encyclopedias (unless they are published after 2007 or before 1940), magazines (unless they are current), moldy, shredded or otherwise damaged items.
If you are unsure, give us a call at 203-351-8278.

Where to Bring Your Donations

You can donate at either shop, during Library hours. For your convenience, larger donations may be brought to the loading dock at the back of the Main Library.

Our volunteers are very busy, so we appreciate your bringing your donation to us. However, if you have a significant donation (more than a single car load), you are disabled, or are otherwise unable to come to us, a volunteer may be able to pick up your donation.  In order for us to do so, the material must be neatly bagged, boxed or bundled in not-too-heavy, easy-to-carry loads. No basement or attic stairs, please!  A Friends volunteer may visit first to ensure suitability and preparation.

Tax Receipts Available

The Friends of Ferguson Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Receipts for tax donation purposes are available at both locations of our book shop. For drop offs at the Main Library loading dock, self service receipts are available.