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Make A Donation

Guidelines for Donating Materials

We gladly accept donations of new and used books during our open hours. Please bring all donations to the Circulation Desk for a staff member to review. Items which are not added to the collection will be offered to the Friends of the Brooks Free Library for their book sale. Due to limited storage space, the library cannot accept donations of more than two small boxes or bags of items at one time. If you have more than that, please contact the Circulation Desk (508-430-7562 ext. 1) to make donation arrangements ahead of time.

All gifts to the Library must be clean and in good condition, free of any mold and mildew.

At this time we cannot accept materials that:

  • contain outdated information
  • are in poor condition (musty smell, age spots on pages, water damage, writing in book, etc.)
  • textbooks
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopedias
  • former library books
  • condensed books or magazines more than two years old
  • are missing their dustjacket (the paper cover on hardcover books)

While the Library cannot appraise donated materials, a receipt for the number of items donated can be provided upon request. If you have any questions about donating materials to the library, please contact us at 508.430.7562 ext. 1 for Circulation.

Financial Donations

Financial donations can be made either to the Friends of Brooks Free Library or to the Library directly through the Board of Trustees. For more information on financial donations please contact our Administrative Assistant Megan Green at 508-430-7562 ext. 6 or mgreen@clamsnet.org.