Does the library accept book donations?
The Library welcomes donations of books and media materials in good shelf-ready condition that extend and complement our collection. A receipt may be obtained for the quantity of books upon request at the time of donation. All donations become the property of Sarasota County Public Libraries. Donated materials may, or may not, become part of the Library's collection.
Donated materials accepted by the Library are judged by the same selection criteria as purchased materials. Items that are not added to the Library collection may be offered for sale in the Friends of the Library Book Store. Proceeds from Book Store sales are used to sponsor programs and to purchase new items for the collection.
Based on our collection development policy and the volume of items the library receives, we may accept the following:
Hardcover fiction in good condition published within 10 years or less
Hardcover non-fiction in good condition published within 10 years or less Exception: Newer publications containing time-sensitive information that is inaccurate or obsolete may not be accepted
CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
Puzzles with all pieces
Antiquarian (rare) books
Foreign Language books
Genealogy materials, special collections materials, items of historical value, and local interest