Donations of single copies may be given to staff in your library or placed in the book drop if they are marked as a donation. A donation form for tax purposes is available when you come into the library to make your donation. Please call a local library to discuss donations of larger collections.
HCL accepts donations of books and AV materials that are in good condition. The library does not accept books with mold, handwriting, or highlighting; magazines; Reader's Digest condensed books; or textbooks.
Magazines are accepted for use by Outreach Services patrons. You can bring magazine donations to your local library; please label them “Donations for Outreach."
The Library does not provide appraisals and does not accept materials that are not outright gifts.
What happens to donated materials
Staff will determine whether the material will be added to the library collection or given to the Friends of HCL to be sold in a book sale to benefit the Library. Materials that contain outdated information about health, science, business, etc. will be recycled.
Once you donate an item, the gift becomes the property of the Library or the Friends of HCL. We are unable to return donated materials.
By law, we cannot determine the value of a donation for tax purposes. We can supply you with a letter that acknowledges the donation you made to the Library.