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Donating Books and Other Materials to the Library


Thank you for considering the Library as a recipient of your donations.

We are happy to accept: 

    Books, audio and videotapes, sound recordings and DVDs that are in good condition. We prefer newer materials.

We do not accept:

  • Textbooks (unless they are unmarked and no more than 5 years old).
  • Books that are in poor conditions, e.g. marked. torn, dirty,moldy or smelly.
  • Old encyclopedias old magazines or condensed works.

How to donate materials:


If you have books to donate, you may bring them to the Information Desk on the first floor of the Main Library.

If you have many boxes of books to donate please call ahead before you bring them to the library, and we will help you unload the materials.

The Worcester Public Library puts many donated books into the collection; others may be sold by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library at their book sales or in the Books ‘n’ More Store.

If you wish a receipt for your donation showing the items you donated, please count the number of items given, e.g. 45 books and 10 videotapes, before you bring the materials to the Library. IRS rules do not allow the Library to place a monetary
value on your gift. We will be happy to give you a receipt indicating the number of items donated.

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