Material and Book Donation Guidelines

Donations are accepted Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Loading Dock on Coats Dr.

Items left outside the Library and in the Gallery will be discarded.

The Library will accept two small moving boxes or bankers' boxes per visit.

Library staff is not responsible for unloading donations.

Donations are tax-deductible, receipt available upon request.

The Library cannot appraise or place value on materials received.

The Library accepts the following materials in good condition:

  • Books for all ages
  • DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs
  • Magazines from the past 12 months

Donations that do not meet the criteria will not be accepted.

Donations that meet the Library's collection policy may be added; others are sold at the Friends of the Library book sale or disposed of at the discretion of the Library Director or designee.  Proceeds benefit the Allen Public Library.

Thank you for your donation.

Questions? Call 214.509.4900

Photo: Boxes of donated books