Donating Books and Media
Donations Are Appreciated and Encouraged
Drop-off Location, Hours
Central Library, parking lot (door marked “Friends Donations”)
315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Monday–Saturday, 9 am–5 pm
Phone (269) 553-7820
Map, Directions, Parking
The door to the left of the garage door is a convenient drop-off site for donations. The door is unlocked from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. There is a cart inside the door to put donations. We appreciate it if materials can be donated in bags or boxes. Donations not in bags or boxes can be placed in the plastic crates on the cart. There are receipts for tax purposes in a plastic envelope on the end of the cart.
Donations may also be dropped off at the store during Friends Bookstore hours, or put in wall slot outside the store during regular library hours.
Your donations of gently used books and audio visual material are appreciated and encouraged!
Please call to set up an appointment if you have more than 3 boxes to donate. (269) 553-7821.
We Gladly Accept:
Adult and children’s materials
Books (fiction—both current and classic, nonfiction—relevant and current)
Sorry, We Do Not Accept:
Anything damp, damaged, or in poor physical condition
Encyclopedia sets older than 10 years
Outdated nonfiction (i.e. old medical/health or travel guides)
Readers Digest Condensed Books
Records (LPs, 78s, etc.)