Central Library has free rapid COVID-19 test kits available on the first floor.
1 box (each box has two rapid tests) per individual or 5 per household. First come first served — no reserving or picking up for others.

Donating Books and Media


FRIENDS DONATION BY APPOINTMENT IS OPEN

Call 269.553.7950 and our Volunteer will return your call within two business days to discuss your collection and make an appointment.

When you arrive for your appointment, please take a parking place and notify the volunteer at the KPL garage door of your arrival. The volunteer will roll a large box to your vehicle and take your donations.

GUIDELINES

We are very grateful for your donations. It is truly a joy to see the many lovely books that you give us move to their next home. The Friends thanks you for helping us to support the Kalamazoo Public Library programs through their sales.

We welcome materials that are clean and in good condition. Please wear a mask when delivering donations as we prioritize your safety. We cannot take books that are dirty, moldy, water stained, broken or torn, or that have notes written inside. Please do not drop donations without an appointment, or at any KPL location including Central’s drop box.


We Will Gladly Accept:

Adult and children’s materials
Books (fiction—both current and classic, nonfiction—relevant and current)
Audiobooks on CD
CDs
DVDs


Sorry, We Do Not Accept:

Anything damp, damaged, or in poor physical condition
Textbooks
Encyclopedia sets older than 10 years
Outdated nonfiction (i.e. old medical/health or travel guides)
Readers Digest Condensed Books
Magazines
Records (LPs, 78s, etc.), VHS and Cassettes

 

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