book donations

A large portion of the Friends’ funding comes from proceeds from the bookshop and book sales.

Books and other media sold in the bookshop and at the book sales come from your generous donations.

DONATIONS WE ACCEPT

Gently used hardback and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction, for children, young adults and adults

Antique and collectible books

Commercially recorded CDs (music and audio books), DVDs, and records

Certain art, maps, and ephemera (please call us to discuss whether your donation would be appropriate)

Monthly magazines published in the past 6 months

Weekly magazines published in the past 6 weeks

DONATIONS WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Please consider recycling any books we do not accept.

Damaged books (broken spines, missing covers, stained, mildewed)


Textbooks more than 5 years old


Encyclopedias


Law codes or statutes


Reader’s Digest condensed books


Surplus material from other institutions


Outdated computer, business, current events, medical, travel books and such


Monthly magazines more than 6 months old

Books published by magazines

Cassettes and VHS tapes

HOW TO DONATE

Small Donations (1 – 2 Bags/Boxes)

Drop off at any library except Ernie Pyle, Westgate or Special Collections during regular hours. 

Large Donations (3 – 10 Bags/Boxes)

Drop off in at rear door of the Main Library (north alley). Call the donation number on the phone at the rear door. If no answer, call the library at (505) 768-5141. Please do not leave bags/boxes outside.

Large Donations (10+ Bags/Boxes)

Call (505) 768-5167 to make an appointment for delivery.

TAX DEDUCTIONS

Your donation is tax deductible. Although we are unable to assign a dollar value to your donation, we are happy to give you a receipt at the time of drop-off.

505.768.5167

info@friendsofthepubliclibrary.org

PO Box 26657

Albuquerque, NM 87125

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