Donated books and media play an important role in our collection development and fundraising programs. Materials donations are tax-deductible as charitable donations. Upon request, staff will provide you with a dated receipt for income tax purposes.

Due to storage limitations, we only accept donations in advance of our annual book sales. We’ll accept book donations in January for our February sale, and in May for our June sale.

Guidelines for Bringing in Your Book Donations:

  • Please bring donations to the Circulation Desk in boxes or bags that you can leave with the Library.
  • Staff cannot assist you with unloading donations.
  • Call the library in advance if you wish to bring in a large number of donations.
  • Do not leave donated materials in the book drop or outside the library.
  • Donations cannot be returned to you once they have been given to the library.
  • Items that are accepted for donation but, after examination, are not added to the Library’s collection will be sold, donated to other organizations or recycled.
  • Monetary donations to the Library for the purpose of purchasing new materials are also an excellent support for the Library.



We happily accept:

  • Gently-used children’s books
  • Hardcover books
  • Paperbacks
  • Travel Books
  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Jamesburg Yearbooks


We are unable to accept:

  • Books with mold or mildew
  • Books that are dirty or have an odor
  • Books that are water-damaged
  • Encyclopedias
  • Law Books
  • Activity Books (crossword, coloring, etc.)
  • Records
  • Cassette Tapes
  • VHS Tapes
  • Textbooks