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Donate Materials

Material donations

Does the Library accept material donations?

Yes!  All donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations help fill gaps in specific collections and provide funding for programming and supplies.

What type of materials does the Library accept?

The library accepts new or gently used:

Hardcover and quality (trade) paperback books.

Media materials (DVD, CD, audiobooks) in good condition.

The following items are not accepted for donation:

Cassette tapes




Reader’s Digest condensed books

Damaged or moldy materials

Used textbooks

Materials with highlighting or handwriting (except author signed books).

Where does the Library accept donations?

Please bring your donations to the Library in small boxes or bags that can be easily carried. Bring items to the front information desk inside the Library.  For added convenience, we also have a Friends of the Library donations drop-box just inside the east door at Safeway (660 S Main St).  Due to space limitations, this drop-box is for small donations.  (Larger donations (5 or more items) need to be dropped at the Library)

Please do not place donated materials in the book returns or leave them outside the door.  Donations dropped at the box at Safeway must fit inside the drop-box.  If the box is full, please bring your donations to the Library.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes!  At your request, Library staff will provide you with a receipt that you may fill out for tax purposes. The Library staff is not qualified to determine the value of your donation. It will be up to you to assign a value for tax purposes.

Will the Library take large donations (more than 10 boxes)?

If you have a large amount of materials that you wish to donate, please contact the Library by phone @ 707-964-2020 or e-mail  with the quantity and a description of the materials.

A staff member will contact you to let you know if the library is able to accept a large number of materials at the time you wish to bring the donations in.

What does the Fort Bragg Library do with donations?

Donated items are evaluated with care and the Library adds quality materials to the collection.  Due to limited space and extended processing times, we are unable to place all donations on the shelves.  If the donation is not one the Library can use it is given to the Friends of the Library to sell at book sales, in the library, or online.  Books that don’t sell through the Friends are donated to other nonprofit agencies.

The money raised by sales goes to fund programming and to purchase other library materials.

What can I do with materials the library cannot accept? 

Recycle! Reuse!

Most thrift stores accept books and other materials as donations or you may decide to recycle the books, magazines, cassettes and VHS tapes at:

Fort Bragg Disposal

219 Pudding Creek Rd., Fort Bragg


Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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