Donate Books or Related Media

Thank you for your interest in donating materials to Nashville Public Library.

The Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, and CDs in new or gently-used condition. Small donations are accepted at all library locations during open hours. Due to space limitations, please contact us in advance to arrange a large donation (more than one box).

We Accept

Materials in good condition (no torn, yellowed, water-damaged, or marked-on pages; no broken bindings or stained covers.)

We Cannot Accept

Material in poor condition (has stains, water damage, smell, damaged bindings, writing, etc.)

Library staff screen all donated materials for potential addition to the library's collections.

Materials not suitable for inclusion in our collection will be used to help the Friends of the Library hold successful book sales. Funds raised at these sales support the valuable library programs.

Library staff members are unable to assess the value of donated materials for tax purposes; however, we will be glad to give you a receipt which will also serve as the acknowledgement of your gift. If you would like a receipt, please print and bring this donation form with you when you make your donation, and have the person who accepts the donation fill out and sign it.

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