Donate Books


Friends BooksMemphis Public Library accepts donations of books at all of our branches and at Central Library. Items that meet the criteria for addition to our collection will be added through the Collection Development Dept.. Those that do not may be donated to the Friends of the Library for future sale to the public at one of their book sales or through Second Editions at Central Library. Funds raised by the Friends help the library purchase new books and support library programming.

If you wish, you can receive a Donated Book List to complete that staff will attach to the Gift Information Form, for tax documentation purposes. You may also donate anonymously, if you prefer.

If you have a quantity of books to donate, you may find it easier to bring them to the loading dock on the west side of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The loading dock is available for drop-off Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.