General Book Donation Guidelines:

Book donations will be accepted from 9 am to 4 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

Book donations are a great way to support your library. The Friends of Barrington Public Library accepts and maintains all book donations. Donations must be in good condition. Donations may be added to the Library’s collection following the criteria of the library collection development policy. Donations may also be sold in the Daily, Summer/Fall, or Art Festival Book Sales. All donations become the property of the library and cannot be returned.

Book donations are accepted at the book donation door. This door is located at the rear of the building facing the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment (Senior Services) parking lot. The door has a set of steps with a railing. There will be a sign on the door indicating book donation drop off.

Please do not leave donations in the library book drop or outside the book donation door.

Guidelines for Donations

We will accept the following materials in good condition only:

  • Hardcover and paperback books
  • Compact discs (CDs) in original cases
  • DVDs in original cases
  • Books-on-CD (audiobooks) in original packaging
  • Puzzles (all pieces must be included)
  • Dictionaries
  • Textbooks
  • Vinyl record albums

We will not accept the following:

  • Any materials that have mold, stains, or odors (including smoke)
  • Books without covers
  • Cassettes (VHS, audio) of any kind

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, the library will provide one. Federal regulations prohibit the library from giving estimates of value for donated materials. Receipts are available at the reference desk upon request.

Financial Donations

Financial donations are also welcome and will be used along with membership dues to support Library programming. Any amount is appreciated and helpful – please change the quantity in the box to adjust your total!

$5 Donation



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